Recovery Christmas Carol

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Here is a Christmas carol created by a group of warriors, for the warriors. Sing it loud, sing it proud, and use to remind yourself that being in recovery for the holidays does not have to be one singular struggle- there are always flowers (in this case poinsettia flowers) for those who seek to see them.

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Recovery Christmas Carol

 

On the first day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the second day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the third day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the eight day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, eight friendships blossoming, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, nine wildest dreams a-realized, eight friendships blossoming, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, ten ways to reject diet culture, nine wildest dreams a-realized, eight friendships blossoming, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, eleven coping skills, ten ways to reject diet culture, nine wildest dreams a-realized, eight friendships blossoming, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

On the twelth day of Christmas, recovery gave to me, twelve assertiveness strategies, eleven coping skills, ten ways to reject diet culture, nine wildest dreams a-realized, eight friendships blossoming, seven ways to embrace my natural body, six (thousand million) genuine smiles, five yummy desserts to try, four ways to ask for help, three ED-shut downs, two self-esteem boosts and a renewed sense of energy.

 

Happy Holidays Warriors!

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