Someone told me that if they were in my situation they would be so grateful. And then I realized that I’d fallen into my old ways of believing that everyone’s life is better than mine.
This train of thought started when I was first diagnosed. Once I became sick I began to believe that everyone else was better than I was. I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to have a mental illness and I felt that my life was ruined. I instantly believed that everyone I met or knew already was doing better than I was. (And as I sat in a mental hospital mostly everyone was doing better than I was.)
But now my life has improved dramatically and I forget to be grateful. I am grateful to have survived a horrible period of my life and while I want my life to continue to improve I will appreciate all that I have now – This is my affirmation of the day – being grateful feels good.