Monday, September 15, 2008

A Future For Tomorrow

You know, there are so many things to love about this world. It is still a very beautiful place, filled with countless beautiful people. And when I speak of beautiful people, I am not just talking about physical beauty. I'm talking about beauty of the heart, mind, and spirit. Women, in particular, have been endowed with attributes that add so much to the beauty of this world. We've been blessed with love, kindness, compassion, patience, virtue, and humility. We were given an inner light to shine before the world, inner strength to overcome the things of the world, an a deep sense of our self-worth. Unfortunately, some don't use these God-given attributes, and some of us have completely lost sight of our self-worth.

As I said, this world truly is beautiful, yet even as wonderful as it is, if we allow it, it can make us lose sight of our worth. Women, for instance, come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. and each of us is beautiful in our own way. The problem comes when we start comparing ourselves to one another. Big, Big Mistake to do that! Because every time we do that, we never measure up and we always come up lacking.

One of my favorite things to do is to get in front of the mirror and tell myself how gorgeous I am, curves, blemishes and all. And do you know what? I absolutely adore myself, because God made me. He gave me my curvy body, my great smile, my long legs, and my size 11 feet. He also gave me a husband that loves and appreciates those things as well, which helps a lot:o)

It is so important that we love ourselves. Sure, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve some things, especially when it comes to your health, but we should not obsess over these things. Obsessing is in many cases the beginning of an unhealthy way of thinking.

I had the opportunity to read Haley Hatch Freeman's, novel A Future for Tomorrow: Surviving Anorexia-My Spiritual Journey, which is the story of her struggle with anorexia. I've never known anyone with an eating disorder and have only read little things here and there, so this book was a major eyeopener for me.

A Future for Tomorrow is an extraordinary non-fiction account of the author’s actual battle against anorexia nervosa as well as a spiritual triumph against evil.

You will be brought into the anorexic mind, shown the fierce war against depression and self-depreciative thoughts and actions; and witness the gravity of the destruction this disease can do.

A deeply edifying experience will occur as you journey with the author to that eternal world. There, angels confirm to her gospel truths such as the intensity of Christ’s love, and the sacred and holy nature of our Father’s plan for his children here on Earth.

With each page I read, I felt Haley's pain, and with each bit of healing, I felt her triumph and admired her strength in making it through such a crippling illness alive. Her story shed a whole new light on this disease for me and I will never again hear the word anorexia without thinking of Haley's story. And I really appreciated the pictures of her at the end of the book. What a beautiful and amazing lady!
A Future for Tomorrow is the perfect book for for anyone close to or struggling with an eating disorder.
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DFH said...

This is a wonderful book that the world needs to read. What Haley goes through is a real problem with not only teens, but of all ages male and female. The Author makes the reader feel what she is going though. This is a very well written book. A must read.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Beautiful review, Jewel!

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

Thank you Jewel for this wonderful review. I appreciate your eloquent words of the beauties of a woman.

marcialynnmcclure said...

Jewel! I met Movie Star Gorgeous Haley and her Hottie-Handsome, Brandon this summer! Her book/story is profound! Glad we agree!