The first memory that comes to mind that I am grateful for is one that is actually painful for me. I don’t need to describe it to anyone else to be able to say that it has shaped me as a person. To this day, I still take the events of that memory to heart. At times, it has been a convenient hook upon which I can hang the cause of my personality, confidence, and mental health issues. Other times, I use it as a challenge to make myself a better person. So it’s a seesaw game that I simply try to keep as balanced as I possibly can.
This is part of the 30 Days of Gratitude meme.