Gratitude Journal, Friday 10/2/2020

Why keep a Gratitude Journal at all? (This is the saaaaaame intro for every Gratitude Journal entry. It’s here for the newbies to the journey.)

I try to start everyday with a Grateful heart. *duck face* Potna, I ain’t lying. You can check my IG accounts Queen/King. I get a lil raunchy on the Multiple_Sclerosis_Outlaw but I’m calmer, gentle with allthingsonelove. On both, I start my day sharing Gratitudes, stories of Gratitude and anything related to being Grateful. I’m dead ass serious about my Gratitudes because it keeps me present and accountable for my own energy. I recognize and appreciate the actions, words and energy of others intending me good. By starting my day with Gratitude, I have less MS pain, MS symptoms and MS depression because I’m actively pushing my thoughts towards in a positive direction of Gratitude. My relationships with others are stronger because my Grateful ass notices what others do for me, to me, WITH me. *bows* I could go on and on and on and on about the benefits of being purposefully grateful buuuuuut… *whispers* Pssst, you know I wrote about it…

link to How I Know Gratitude Works!

Why I chose THIS meme to pop off the day…

I straight up caught the inspiration from a Pinterest meme/quote/something. Since I AM disabled with Multiple Sclerosis and I’m outchea repping for the DISABLED/HANDICAPPED/#sickAF, it kinda rolled together. Plus, today was rough day for the body. I have neurosis/neuropathy, my plumbing is on HIGH intensity and you don’t want to know the in-betweens. I’m good everywhere else tho so, *grits teeth* let me gon git started. I’ll see y’all on the other side. *winks*

*drops mic*

Yoo. I got KING shit to do AND I gotta scrap with Progressive ass Multiple Sclerosis. I don’t do negative energy or negative people. I’ve told y’all. I’ve told my Momma. I’m teaching my kids. I can’t. I won’t. I literally out in these webpages, social media feeds, follows, links and other electronic avenues building a business (mycow – Managing Your Child’s Online Work – Yup, I tutor and I’m GREAT at it.), promoting a brand (Levar Chase, I sell ebooks) and marketing a blog (allthingsonelove.com, Hi! Happy you’re reading! *wink*). I am a KING. I do KING shit. I run several online businesses. I grind it M-F, 9a-6p, for a work-from-home gig. I just ain’t got time to be running my mouth about her, him, them, over there, up there, nothing, nowhere. Soon as I lose time, waste energy on some nonsense, my symptoms will multiply. Today, my MS pain is huuuuuuuuuuumming along strong as ever. Neurosis/neuropathy (I don’t which is the actual “medical term”) is the biggest culprit. After that, my stomach is cramping, clenching, churning, burning after all the alkaline water. That means, I’ll finally have a bowel movement so good news. Let me start thinking too hard about the Trump/Biden election, I get stressed, anxious, angry and realize every few seconds, the buzzing in my ears makes my eyes roll shut. (Yeah, I’m kinda used to it.) If I wonder too long about these impending bills, I realize that my feet have that crushing-nerve-pain too and…. You get it right? It is nothing personal buuuuuuut I just don’t have the… juju to speak on anything that ain’t MINE or in MY Kingdom. *makes muscles through gritted teeth*

3.) I got to show off my teacher skills yesterday in training. ‍ It felt fantastic. Like, for real for real Yo. What happened was the instructor needed a volunteer to get on the mic, read, talk, answer questions and go a scenario. Weeeeeeeell, you know I volunteered with my teaching background and had a quick blast, rush, all the good feeling. A few folks even mentioned and commented, “Dude, you’re a pro!”. Nope, I’m new like a mug to this stuff but volunteering is my thing. I ain’t scared in front of people so this remote volunteering? *blows fingers* Piece of cake. That aligns with my purpose of helping others.

2.) The trainer apologized to the class for being distracted as presenting. Said she was… wait for it… “all distracted & couldn’t stop reading MY BLOG.”  *shy and shit* Okay, so what had happened was the instructor wanted us to watch a TedTalk. The speaker had Cerebral Palsy but gained worldwide fame as a comedian and inspiration figure. She talked about perspective, using your strengths, adapting, Gratitude and more but I mentioned that I had a blog dedicated to changing your mindset through Gratitude, Attitude and Passion. Waaaaaay after video, she was instructing and teaching but kept stopping, pausing, etc. I just figured her computer was issues or she was multi-tasking then SHE bust out with the line. That got folks in the chat asking about the blog and BOOM, I had a few new subscribers. Awww yeah, I loved that attention and appreciated the energy of my new colleagues.

1.) ANOTHER publisher passed on printing my book BUT I was too excited that they actually RESPONDED. 邏 I’m not gonna privilege them by naming them but yup, I got rejected. It didn’t burn because I’ve done enough admissions to understand that getting ANY response is good thing. It gives you a starting point, foundation. This was the 2nd rejection letter and the first one came with a suggestion for a publisher. That makes 30-something “did-not-responds”, two “no’s” and 0 “yes’s”. In the words of Steve Urkell, “I’m wearing THEM down BAAABY”. This rejection just reminded me that I have more publishers to submit my book to. There are some publishers that don’t even accept submissions until Oct. 15th, some have Nov. dates, Dec. dates. I got work to do. I need to remix my query letter, find new options, check with other avenues and, and, analyze some more marketing ventures since I have a JOB.

#Progress #Growth #grateful

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