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You are Living a Great Life – YOURS

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Everywhere, all around us, people are fighting.

They are surviving the un-survivable.

They are choosing to find that one tiny ray of hope in the hopeless.

They are creating a path to make the un-workable work.

They are inspiring others (like me) without even wanting, trying, or meaning to!

You are too.

Every time I sit down to write this monthly e-newsletter, I think of each of you who are receiving it.

I realize there is so much struggle – so many trials – so much pain and challenge in the world. 

Then I realize how much COURAGE all that struggle, trial, pain, and challenge adds up to.

Mucho courage.

Megawatts of courage.

Such incredible courage.

Community has always been key for me (here, we’re not talking hundreds of folks, but maybe tens or fives) – having friendships and mentoring connections with others reminds me that life is hard – and hopeful – and scary – and triumphant – for everyone.

You inspire me. You give me hope.

And if I can’t bench-press a Buick (or even a tiny tortoise) I know I can call on you for help – and vice versa!

I am living a great life – mine. And you are living a great life – yours.

I am so grateful we get to share this life together!

Today’s Takeaway: Do you ever stop to contemplate the simple acts of great courage you must make to get you through even the most average, ordinary day? Do you thank yourself? Do you realize you are inspiring those around you, just by living your life? These things are worth thinking about.

p.s. This post is from the August edition of “Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery

You are Living a Great Life – YOURS

Shannon Cutts

Freelance writer. Author. Cockatiel, redfoot tortoise & box turtle mama.

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Cutts, S. (2019). You are Living a Great Life – YOURS. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from


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