Our lives are full of stories. Some of our stories are happy, some are sad and most of them fall somewhere in between. What’s important is that we understand that they are for our learning. We usually look at our actions as good or bad, right or wrong, or experiences that place us above or below others. If we can adjust our thinking and look at our stories as tools for our growth, then we can be grateful for all the things that we have to go through. If we can remember to love ourselves and have compassion for our “mistakes,” then we can live with more gratitude and joy.