I have no idea if this quote is actually one by Abraham Lincoln or if his face was just put on it…

I have no idea if this quote is actually one by Abraham Lincoln or if his face was just put on it and I know he is a controversial figure at the moment but ignore his face and focus on the quote. Whether he said it or not, there is a lot of wisdom in it. “I walk slowly but I never walk backward.” That’s a powerful message in itself. Many people who read this are recovering, still trying to get better, been through it all, have yet to come out of their struggle, etc. I have to remind myself of this all the time and I know I repeat it a lot to you all but recovery is a long and often difficult road to walk. It can get dark along the way, it can be scary, there will be times when you feel like you can’t do without your addiction because it had become your comfort zone. You might feel like you have taken two steps forward just to take a step back. But don’t let that back step be a change in direction. You won’t be able to kick your addiction overnight. You can’t automatically decide to love yourself and be able to look at yourself in the mirror and love what you see. I get that. As badly as I wanted to be able to just pick up and be able to eat like a normal person, I couldn’t because I had trained my body to reject food. We have step out of our struggles and that is terrifying. We have to retrain the way we think, the way we act and it will take a little bit. While your journey forward might be slow, you are moving in the right direction. 💜-Liv

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