The Story About the Boxes
I realised that when you have an eating disorder that sometimes you just don’t buy anything nice for yourself. You’re always thinking of others and their needs. You also feel that you don’t deserve nice things.
I came up with the idea about the boxes because it reminds me how far I have come and the progress I have made. It also reminds me that Today is a Gift, a day that I didn’t think that I would have.
The boxes represent Hope, Hope that I have another day to live, to laugh, to enjoy myself, to try new things, to meet new people and to be grateful for the new days that I am able to enjoy.
I made these Boxes for an Inspiration Evening that I spoke at. I explained to the audience that at the end of the night it will be an opportunity for them to have a box. The boxes were free and we did end up running out. I loved making the boxes they just remind me of my journey and that I can celebrate every day. It’s exciting.
My suggestions for the boxes were to place them somewhere that you can see them, for example in your office in your house in your locker at school and every time you see it, it will remind you that Today is a Gift. The day is here for you to enjoy.
Be reminded that you are a Gift.
Yes you are. xx