She was the only girl that didn’t judge me.
In anticipation for the official launch of my book TOMORROW, I just wanted to share something about my wonderful wife!
In complete transparency, when I was at college and would go on dates with girls, one of the first things I would mention is the fact that I came home from my full-time mission early due to mental health issues.
I did this because I learned it was kind of a big deal (pretty much make or break) with some girls, so I just wanted to get it out of the way!
When I told my story, for whatever reason, a lot of girls would stare at me funny, not really talk the rest of the time, and I would end up driving them home early.
Maybe they thought I wasn’t good enough. Maybe they didn’t know how to respond to something that was a little taboo in the culture.
Regardless, it always made me feel… like I was damaged goods. (I know, I’m not damaged goods, but it made me feel like it).
That is, until I went on a date with Sabrina. When I told her my story she just smiled and said, “Wow, that is amazing. I think you’re a great guy!”
No judgment. No funny looks. Just kindness and sympathy.
Sabrina has been my biggest supporter and help throughout this whole writing, speaking, crazy book process!
I love her, and I’m grateful for her.
Lesson learned: let’s try not to judge. We don’t know the back story. We don’t people’s hearts. Let’s be kind, understanding, and realize that everyone is simply doing the best they can to make it through the day.