People think that they can only be grateful for the things they want, but gratitude is something you cultivate.
You stop assuming you know best.
We say we want unconditional love and happiness, but we don’t behave as though we do. We want love and happiness when we get someone or something. Why? Because it puts the responsibility of choosing happiness, working on it, and toward it, on something else.
Spend a day without money.
You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
Who you were doesn’t have to bleed into who you’ll be.
A lot of friends.
Every time I’m trying to mentally comfort myself enough to fall asleep in a tent or in a friend’s guest room or on a foreign couch, I find that I have to place myself in the moment, and make it home, even just for a second.
Some of us have very outgoing personalities. We don’t always come across as the stereotypical introvert. We can be social butterflies and charming dates and then need a few days alone to recoup.
You’ve inherited the reputation of your siblings at school, and you’re used to being called their names by teachers who also had them (and also hearing stories about their, ehem, rambunctious days.)