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!
42 today. I’m usually not excited about a birthday, especially mine. In my eyes, 18, 21, 30 then 50 were worthy of a celebration. Now? 4 years in the game of chronic illness? 4 years scrapping, learning, falling, THRIVING despite no healthcare, no doctors, no tests, just a man vs. Multiple Sclerosis? It’s BIG now. My birthday means more than it EVER did. My birthday means I’m still here. I’m still HERE. I’m NOT here just to sacrifice for others. I’m NOT here just to raise kids, pay bills and kick it. MY disabled, black AF, think like a KING ass is HERE, THIS life, to help others (purpose) and tell stories (passion).
3.) Start cheesy. I’m grateful to be alive. I’m grateful I have an opportunity to improve everyday. Maybe not physically but mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I understand wellness, how it affects me, my inner G/energy and generally believe I can heal me. Diet, yoga, etc. have become my tools, medicine. I advise others, like me. I make others, like me, laugh. I can walk away from bullshit without 2nd guessing myself or blaming myself. I can differentiate what YOU mean from what YOU say. I’m GRATEFUL AF for the changes I made to manage MY life.
2.) Yoga Certification. Y’all KNOW my story. I’ve gone looooooong stretches without a paycheck. I depend on the kindness of family and friends for medicine, vitamins, alkaline water, EVERYTHING. Then, last month I was hired for a temp gig, work-from-home. Daaaaaawg. 💪🏾💪🏾 I’m finna scoop a yoga certification for my birthday gift. (It’s a BUSINESS expense. A financial investment. See, I’m learning the entrepreneur game y’all!) HECK YEAH it really works! Stronger, faster, fine, sexy, plumbing, attitude are ALL examples of the benefits. The longer I’m on this journey of healing myself, learning myself, loving myself, the more I can manifest a future, teaching yoga, on the beach, to disableds and #sickAF, showing folks how to improve more than just mindset. I can teach how to improve YOU.
OAN: Siiiiiiiis, my yoga playlist will be so damn CRUNK! #CantWait
1.) Maaaaaaaan, for my BORN Day. I need to recognize [events] that are changing my life. Some of the people (the legends behind the events), I haven’t met in real life but I’m a BETTER person because of their actions.
– Electric Scooter 😍 Momma. You are EVERYTHING!
– 800mg anti-inflammatory 😚 Heyyy *no snitching here*
– using herbs in teas and joints so I can potty, relax, SLEEP. I’ve talked about her before and STILL do.
– using REAL sage in meditations 🍀Dude out on Airline? I’m coming back soon bro. I’m starting to witness real stuff and I know it’s related to meditating with your sage.
– ALL the medications. ✊🏾
– utilities. When I can’t, SOME-body answers my call every time. *thumps chest*
– business plan for the non-profit. Wow! She actually WROTE a whole business plan for my non-profit because she believes as much as I do! 🙏🏾
– Clients. Tutoring, insurance, apartments. *sniff* 🍎
– Embrace Life. This is my Friday Zoom group. 🖤
– Art by Yemi. This artist drew my book cover for Knowledge Chase is Da G.O.A.T! (Yup, I strongly advise you to read it and Kindle Unlimited get it FREE! 📒)
– Madden 21 (I play the HELL outta this game to relax and have FUN, at HOME, in my wheelchair. ♿)
This is the happiest, strongest, I have felt since BEFORE my diagnosis. At 42, I declare myself one grateful muthafugga, swangin and bangin on the 1s and 2s, living quality over quantity and thriving DESPITE wack ass, multiple sclerosis WITH a plan to heal TF outta myself.quote by ME gah damn it. 10/29/2020
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