Faith, Hope and Charity...
In that order, describes my steps towards full and continued recovery.
This gave me hope for the first time in ages.
Those 2 together, faith and hope, sustained me through my rollercoaster ride of my recovery journey.
Charity towards myself took longer.
I still felt I wanted to please others first, not realising that being me was enough. More than enough in fact.
Being myself and caring for myself, loving myself has enabled me to grow calm and stay calm, no pressures to achieve or please people. If I do achieve and/or please people, that is an added bonus.
This is true charity I believe.
Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)
10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.