I'm also not that good at being the receiver --
But today I am actively hoping that at least 20 of you will do me a specific favor, to help me fulfill a promise that I made a few weeks ago. There is no money involved, it is simple and it is anonymous. I offered to find 20 people from the eating disorder world to spend 60 seconds leaving a message of hope for others at the Project Hope Exchange site.
A few of my friends have done so already and felt really good about it: there was catharsis and healing just in the act of reaching out.
Now that I'm struggling with an elderly family member's adversity I find enormous comfort in the messages of others who have faced similar situations.
I committed to getting messages from the ED community because I know how needed and appreciated it is to hear warmth and feel understood by others with such a confusing and confounding condition. I want there to be a bank of family members, friends, sufferers, and their supporters leaving those "messages in a bottle" for others. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU WILL HELP.
As I said, it's free, it's anonymous, and it will be your good deed for the day. Well, since many of you are generous and kind by nature it may be your 5th or 15th good deed of the day!
Please do this for me so that I can rest easy during this difficult time. All I ask is that you make the recording and then send me an email or leave a message here that you did it. I know you are out there and if you ever wanted to show me you care this is a great time!
My family doesn't need flowers or casseroles at the moment. But, the gift of this message, and supporting me through this difficult time, would be truly priceless to me. Helping others always makes me feel better.
I may not have time to respond immediately, but I am looking for your messages!
PROJECT HOPE EXCHANGE NEWS RELEASE: http://tinyurl.com/l6a8s9w
90-SEC INTRODUCTORY VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/ny9jatn
PROJECT HOPE EXCHANGE WEBSITE: http://projecthopeexchange.com/
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY FEATURE ON PHE: http://tinyurl.com/le39qer
SAMPLE MESSAGES OF HOPE:
Jessica / Heart Attack: http://tinyurl.com/lj289ta
Laura / Eating Disorders: http://tinyurl.com/mt3so8x
Scott / Paralysis: http://tinyurl.com/kxlzefq
NPR/SACRAMENTO SEGMENT ON PHE: