Finding Happiness At The Intersection of Acceptance and Gratitude

There’s a lot happening in my life right now. Sometimes it’s almost too much to comprehend, too real to comprehend. I spend a week absolutely distraught and miserable. And then it hit me. I can’t change my situation so why spend so much energy agonizing over it? What’s done is done. It’s impossible to completely move on (I’m only human) but I don’t have to stay stuck.

Last night, I watched a great buddy of mine do standup for the first time in front of an actual audience. He crushed. I got dinner with friends. They were warm. Another friend invited me to do an improv show and so I brought a group of people I love, respect and admire and together we did that show. It was awesome. Later on, I got to do another show with two of my favorite people in the world, and we too had a shitload of fun. Tim bought me dumplings and cream soda. We ate. We talked. We played. We laughed. It was perfect.

I have an amazing network of people in my life today. They’ve rallied behind me. I’m grateful. Somewhere in the middle of acceptance and gratitude, I’ve found happiness.

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