Posts by Jessica Dally

Jessica Dally is a network admin at Community Voice Mail, Social Media Marketing Manager at Wildlife Media, and the founder of Seattle Free School, a nonprofit run without money. She enjoys skiing, riding motorcycles, and traveling. You can find her on her website or on twitter at @jessicadally.

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A Reason to Be Grateful for Our Most Difficult, Painful Experiences

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie

I’ve never had a problem with forgiveness.

In high school my mother and I would argue endlessly. Her lectures and my rebellion both had no end. While it was true that my mother had her faults, my independence caused me to be less than willing to follow her direction.

At one point we were arguing, as we usually did, which meant hours of crying and lecturing. As I pointed out to her yet another of her faults, she said something that …