Those don’t define you just like dealing with anxiety doesn’t define me.Those things are part of the journey. Part of our stories. Do you know what I realized? Until I just deal with something and give myself to have moments where I stumble – well I cannot be free to fill that space with joy and happy. For you see – our happiness is not ever defined by having a perfect house, perfect meals, perfect health, a perfect body, perfect children, and so on. It is not defined by another person telling you that you are awesome or any of that. It is you.

“Because at the core we all are moving forward trying to do our best and oftentimes doing our best means stumbling, catching our breath and starting again. ”

Source: sometimes we have to talk about anxiety – Finding Joy