She decided to change.
Her friends saw it before she did.
She changed her attitude; she did not assume change was bad. The world was no longer so scary.
She changed her thinking of being frozen by the whole of life that she could not move, could not change.
That fresh thinking changed the way she approached problems, by breaking them down into pieces she could finish.
She changed her negative attitude toward life to a more positive one. She did not always think the worst of people places and things.
And she finally knew she was not ruled by them. Her new attitude kept her from being affected by every changing wind.
She changed what she valued. No longer was she a woman without a voice. She changed to a woman that felt she had a right to live a happy life.
She changed from thinking that all her decisions, ideas and values were not as good as someone else’s.
She decided to change her lonely approach to life by reaching out to HP and others for friendship.
She noticed as she changed that her best friend food no longer was her only friend she turned to when she was sad.
And bit by bit she needed others more than food.
She started to change by seeing other things that kept her from reaching for whom she was meant to be.
She changed the people surrounding her. She changed to people who wanted her to be healthy because they cared. These friends had nothing to gain or lose from her change.
It took time for her to trust that these new feelings were OK, but she finally learned how to love. And that love was a better way to live than bitterness.
She changed her stubborn attitude of never listening to reason, to determination when it was the right move.
She changed from thinking she always had the answers to someone who was willing to listen to what the real answer were.
She changed from thinking she would fall apart if she made mistakes, to thinking all humans make mistakes. Why should she be better than everyone else?
All and all she changed just about everything she had come to meetings with.
Changing was not something she saw coming. She didn’t think about being ready for change.
She put no thought into how to change. All she did was show up and be open to change.