Why I choose gratitude

This is only my second mobile post so forgive the brevity. I have a point I want to make though! 

A sorority sister,  who I haven’t spoken to in 10-ish years, messaged me on Facebook last night and it just floored me. 

“Hey Jessie! I know we haven’t talked in a while but i like to keep up with my old friends any way I can! I always see your posts about personal empowerment and empowering others! I just want you to know how much I’ve admired that about you since we met so long ago! I know (again from your posts) you’ve had some tough times–I think we’ve all been through the ringer in many ways–but I just adore your positive attitude! You’ve always been a role-model to me in that way! Keep kickin ass girl! Miss you, friend! 

LICO 💜

P.s. Love the Harry Potter post!”

First, I still love Harry Potter as much as I did in high school. 

Second, those “tough times” are WHY I choose gratitude nearly every day (no one is perfect and I definitely let negativity get the best of me sometimes). Knowing the depths of depression and not wanting to be ALIVE gives you a lot of perspective when you recover (it’s still a process and a fight to maintain that recovery). My dad’s death 5 years ago put a lot of shit into perspective too – in the least enjoyable way. 

My point is, try to ACTIVELY CHOOSE GRATITUDE.  Every day.  It’s tough, I know.  Trust me though, it can become a habit (brain rewiring – science!) and it is one of the best things you can do for your health. 

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