Archive for November 10th, 2010

How Can I Not Be Grateful?

November 10, 2010

If you’re going through a tough time, some thoughts from my friend Melanie may offer some comfort and hope. During our e-mail conversation, Melanie revealed that she had never truly felt loved as a child but learned to be a loving and compassionate person in spite of her upbringing.

I wrote back:

I’m sorry you were not unconditionally loved by your parents. In my view, that is inexcusable. But I understand that many parents aren’t mature and healthy enough to do what should come naturally. Good for you for breaking the unhealthy cycle!

Melanie wrote back:

Yeah, my mom didn’t love me unconditionally and I grew up with my dad’s (more…)