Elaine Aron

We get overwhelmed and exhausted more easily than you do.
We aren't taught this anywhere in our early life, but the conscious path is largely about slowing down those micro-moments so that we can observe our habitual response, ask if it's a response that serves us, and, if not, choose a different, more loving way.
Gratitude has not always been my strongest suit, and I am particularly resistant when told by others that we not only need to be grateful, but that gratitude is a choice -- when in fact it often seems very far from any authentic choice available.