Gratitude Friday

Hello my beloved readers near and far. I'm so blessed to be able to sit here and write another Friday blog for you all. I'm toying with some ideas on what to use as a header each week so if you have any cute ideas - leave them in the comments below.

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." -Brene Brown, Ph. D., L.M.S.W.

I'm really enjoying life this week even in the midst of my mental health struggles. I am dealing with a medication increase that has left me more tired that usual. But I am hopeful that it will help me achieve a balanced state like I was at before I began this downward spiral.

Brene brings up a wonderful point in the above mentioned quote from her book called The Gifts of Imperfection. When we own our stories and love ourselves through that process we are not only doing the bravest act imaginable but we are expressing gratitude towards our Creator (whoever that maybe for you). When we own our stories and love ourselves - we are accepting every little unique quirk and able to love those little quirks that our Creator made and gave to us. How dull would life be without these little quirks? The Divine and Sacred wove in these unique quirks, personality traits, gender identities, sexual orientations and more to create diversity.

What about your story do you feel like you haven't owned yet? In what ways can you take to own your story and thereby doing so loving yourself?

Brian Lee


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