Gratitude for Real Life
Gratitude is not about being happy or looking on the bright side of everything no matter tragic or difficult. Toxic positivity is pretending everything is okay when it's not. Gratitude is appreciating the things we have instead of reaching for something else to fill the gap.
Despite what you may see, there is no one who floats around in a happiness bubble all the time. We all have difficulties and challenges—and days where we're just pissed off.
However, even with a strong wellness practice, our minds can trick us into feeling stuck, irritable, angry, and unmotivated more often than we'd like.