Too often we forget that we aren't alone in the world---that even though we all have our own unique experiences, there are people out there who probably went through something similar and can understand, to an extent, how you're feeling. I am guilty of this. I'm sure you are, too. It's something I have to be constantly reminded of. And this . . .
How many of us, when we were young, had no idea who we truly were? All of us, of course. It takes growing, learning, and lots of time to recognize ourselves---our values, beliefs, unique qualities, and talents. And as the introduction to J.O.Y. Journal states, "When we become aware of these gifts, we can easily find . . .