We're a nation hungry for more joy: Because we're starving from a lack of gratitude.
– Brene Brown Famous Quote
If you own this story you get to write the ending.
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.
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