Oh the Irony

I had to share a little something that made me smile and laugh today.  I went to breakfast with a friend and I ordered my usual iced vanilla latte.  When our food was brought out the waitress brought me another one by mistake.  She happily handed it to me and said, “Oh well, now you won’t need a refill!!”  I had to give a little chuckle to myself because something as small as this offer of generosity would have thrown my whole day off before today and before a whole lot of hard work in recovery.  You might be thinking- wait what is ever wrong with free drinks or food!?  Rewind several years ago when I was just starting recovery for the first time.  My mom and I were out, most likely after some sort of doctors appointment, and she was hungry so we stopped to eat.  We can laugh about this a lot now luckily, but when we got our food and instead of the 5 piece chicken nuggets I ordered I got SIX nuggets – let’s just say I had a mini meltdown.  I mean how rude of them to mess up my entire day and give me an extra chicken nugget!!  People in recovery from an eating disorder can probably relate, but I am sure most of the general public would love for this to happen to them any day.  I can only imagine what was going on in my mother’s head.  She of course handled it with grace and promptly took the extra chicken nugget and ate it for me to calm me.  I mean after all just because I was given an extra one didn’t mean I had to eat it.  So fast forward to today and I had to laugh and realize for a moment how far I have actually come.  Some days it might not seem like it, but in moments like these it is really nice to see the progress.  This time though instead of a freak out, I happily took my extra coffee home to enjoy later.

One thought on “Oh the Irony

  1. Dustin says:

    Loved this post! Being in recovery I can completely relate to being set off with anxiety and other unpleasant feelings by the seemingly smallest things. Congrats on your progress!

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