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 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…
It’s about THAT time. Time for the ‘ol disabled vet (I’m talking veteran of hard times homie.) to make playa decisions. Each time I’m faced with financial decisions, my health goes out the window. Whatever little, itty bitty, shriveled, teeny weeny, short SHORT resources I allocated to vitamins, supplements, fuuuuck blogging and promoting my ebooks is sacrificed. In the past, those decisions directly led to relapses, high stress, anxiety attacks and such. In the past, I didn’t OVERstand my purpose and passion. I’m strong enough to walk away from the hot pursuit of fleeing this reality in exchange for beaches and new cultures. *sigh* I don’t WANT to, but I get it. Priorities. *sniff* See, because I’m keeping a Gratitude Journal, before that just posting them everyday, before that writing them down for a week or two, before all that beginning of Gratitude, I was unable to point out the GOOD times. I would just think, “Damn. If ain’t one thing, it is another. What’s gonna happen next?” I don’t think that stuff anymore. *makes muscle and mean mug* Now, I well aware of how much GOOD was going and still coming. This thing I’m facing now, it is just a distraction and I will not lose focus.
Oh yeaaaa, my Gratitudes:
It’s a Hump Day. My 3rd favorite day of the week. What I’m sharing, advising, hinting, snitching at is:
Walking AWAY & patience can be learned. Once learned, both can improve. Improve and your mindset will blast off in growth.
FIRST, you gotta start. Oh, your Gratitudes will keep YOU from overthinking why you walked away and ruining patience by returning. Focus homie. This is just another step.
3.) At 2:30am, my plumbing returned! 🚽 ALWAYS gonna be a Gratitude as I bob and weave, bouncing around to duck Multiple Sclerosis. And it woke me to gon start MY day. 😉 I got some necessary research done for my blog series, got a crazy number of photos for that piece, caught up on my favorite podcast (s/o to Bomani Jones) and found some positive current events to share with the world. By the time the Queen and the chiiiiil’rin rose to began their day, I had water ready for tea . I struggled with a particular writing piece and had enough time a slow sip a craft beer, figure that thang out and keep rolling. I had enough time to free meditate (that means no timer) AND went back to the potty like a G. Where the rest of Wednesday at? *Debo voice*
2.) Broke my personal record for website/blog visitors! 👏🏾👏🏾 I didn’t see it coming. I SET da record writing 4 blogs in ONE Sunday. I broke it writing 2 on Tuesday. 👨🏾💻 If I was an awesome blogger, I would post up, analyze and dissect which the best and why, adjust my prompts according to the readers and BLOOOOOW UUUUP. Me? Ya boi? Dawg, I’m just happy AF it happened. I mean, I WILL step my game up and keep it pumping too but that record was awesome. Heck, it’s why I’m up at 2:30am hunting ANOTHER record.
1.) PERSONAL FB voice message. 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 Maaaaan, when people send me those affirmations about how MY blog is affecting THEIR life, I damn near cry. This is my purpose (helping), passion (storytelling) and I am seeking alignment. ♻️ (Alignment is when everything you do, talk, walk, ARE matches up. If everything matches up, oooooooooo WEEE! I ain’t there yet but it is coming!) Anyway, those messages, written, voice, email, text, all of them are like power ups for me. As I’ve continue this path of wellness, I’ve changed. I’m not an energy vampire (people that suck energy from the room). I’ve considered myself more of an energy… Uhhm… Ok, slut? I’ve considered myself an energy slut (people that feed off the energy of others). I know I tend to wave and sway with the energy in the room, the people in my life. When folks say my blog, my videos, my podcast, my ebooks, ME inspires THEM… *looooong whistle* Yo, that shit makes me feel like I can be an energy influencer. I would love that kind of effect on people. It aligns with my purpose, passion and pursuit of wellness. To the sender, *bows* I sincerely appreciate the affirmation. I receive and accept your energy. I welcome you to rock and roll witcha BOI because WE have similar journeys.
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