I struggled with depression for such a long time, I felt so isolated and alone.
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I had no real friendships because I’d never opened up to anyone and accepted them as they are because I didn’t imagine a world where they would accept me as I was – and they shouldn’t have, I was a jerk.
Eventually, I realized I wanted real connections with others and that people were most often good.
I had a friend who was very bubbly and always optimistic. She brought so much light into any room she entered. She was always surrounded by friends and I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about her.
I adored her and I wanted to know her secrets to this infectious joy because I wanted that for myself.
Turns out it’s gratitude.
👇🏻 comment: how are you practicing gratitude today?