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 to start my day…
Yesterday was so gangsta that I wanted to keep the energy high as possible. That meant, I needed to do something aggressive and strong with my Attitude today. #Boom I’ve heard people from ALL cultures and backgrounds repeat stuff like this over the years. As I’ve grown into my 40s, I am 100% on board with the thought. It’s all about knowing your purpose and who YOUR are. Once you’ve nailed down that purpose, found your passion, everything outside the purpose and passion feels wack and wasteful. That’s a part of the quote. You found YOU so you will be thrown distractions intending to disturb your peace. You can’t be out here doing YOU and inspiring others to do the same because then the negative energy will have nothing to do! *winks*
Let me explain this MUTHA. I’m a threat to bullshit, negative vibes, bad energy and hard times. Because I stay sooooooo GAH DAMN grateful, I’m constantly being tested, some drama aims at my center.
Good thing my MOMMA bought me an electric wheelchair so I can burn rubber on anything that don’t match my purpose or passion. 藍藍藍藍 Gratitudes on deck BABY!
3.) Realized my feet and ankles can move in new directions and hold longer positions. Grateful for that YOGA and it’s benefits. 露♂️ I stopped driving in February because the MS reached my feet and I couldn’t lift my foot on/off the pedals. I couldn’t apply enough pressure to stop/start the ride. Driving was a lost skill. I still can’t drive BUT I can move my right foot in the motions of driving and that is a WIN homie. And, I think it will continue to get better, improve and more. Why? I’m beginning to understand and OVERstand the nature of this illness.
2.) Let the entire family sleep in for an extra hour and NOTHING went wrong. I’m the Daddy/Husband that presses for EARLY times. I act like a late start will wreck the day but it DIDN’T. Matter fact, I needed that alone time for meditation, healing and resting. And wow… it is making a huge impact on the first day. No kids in the background playing, arguing and doing their best to be distracted. Wife ain’t stomping around and making a list of obscure chores for folks to do. Everybody woke up “gently” and slowly pulled into the Mommy’s Montessori of Getting It Done. I’m actually quite impressed and may do this more often. I get MY personal stuff done, get to “work” on time and the squad in a sleepy but good mood. We call a WIN and I’m super grateful for it.
1.) Ever had a day where EVERYTHING goes right? That was my Sunday FUN Day. I completed everything on my to-do list. 卵亂 When I say everything, I mean everything went right. My yoga was on point and I learned that doing the cat/cow poses eases the MS Hug pain. I meditated and felt a general feeling of goodness. I did my blogs and both were niiiiiiiiiice. I tutored and the student was able to identify exactly where his issues were. Shhhhoooooot, I even introduced a new warmer activity based on TEFL trainings. I chopped it with a potna and we caught up with GOOD news. My lil ol Madden league lost a user and nobody blinked an eye. I had control of the downstairs TV all day to watch football. The beer was cold AF despite another Texans loss. *straight face* The wins kept on coming. I slept great. After I brushed my teeth, my grill looked whiter. It was an amazing day and if I don’t stop, recognize it, appreciate it, be present and accountable for my reciprocation, it won’t return.
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