Today, I am thankful for self-discovery lessons - the necessary but difficult ones.
There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. ~Pearl Bailey
It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ~Lucille Ball
I am doing what Pearl Baily describes: swallowing a knowledge of myself, then tasting the resulting bitterness and sweetness. Then, I repeat the process until the proverbial light bulb turns on. Oh, how I like epiphanies.
I am also doing what Lucille Ball suggests: learning to recognize what makes me happy. Easier said than done. My list is still very short.
I do this work not in the spirit of self-improvement - I've abandoned fluffier pursuits for hard core introspection. And, I do this work because, if I don't, I'm afraid that my life will unravel beyond repair.
For this blessing, I am grateful.