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…
So, it’s the day AFTER the most important election of the yada yada yada. Can’t lie, I missed pretty much everything after 7:30am and I do NOT intend on tracking it today. Naw playa. THAT election stuff, racism, ignorance, coronavirus, yuck. I know where I stand with people and I’m confident that I will take care of me and mines despite who wins. Ain’t no coverage, speech, analysis of results bout to mess up my day and my intent. I was UP 3:30am. In my spot and working my craft. (Yup, that’s a Gratitude I recognized earlier but won’t use as my 3. ) I left my craft and hit the gig. Grinding the gig took me to my business (facebook.com/mycow). After that, I passed OUT. Liiiiike, by 9:08pm, I was gone. In my draws and UNDER the covers. Why tell that looooooong story? Because I’m grateful to be busy. I’m grateful to spend my “working” hours doing something that aligns with my purpose of helping others. I’m grateful I know what my passion is. And I’m taking steps to GROW it, make it into a source of income. Maaaaaaaaaan, #EffMS and the symptoms it rode in on y’all. Focus on the OPPORTUNITIES in front of you and push distractions to the side. Focus and be grateful. #SaluteMyAssOff.
3.) Dude, I got called out for having WHITE teeth. *blushing* Maybe the best compliment of the month! Yuuup. I was embarrassed, at first. White teeth? Called out? *bows* I was OVERthinking it. Ain’t nobody calling me out; it’s a compliment, an affirmation, a testimony to my hard work of brushing with whitening toothpaste. All my life, I wanted to be one of those cats with the pretty white teeth. People always hit my Pops with that kind of stuff. Now, at 42 and a week, I got mine too. I tried smiling extra hard at the Queen for the rest of the evening but she missed the memo or something. LMAO! I’m serious y’all. That lil word of affirmation had me gassed and juiced up all day. Me? Pretty smile? *pops wheelie in wheelchair*
2.) Tinctures! *hugging my damn self* OMG! OMG! OMG! I found a bottle bout half full! *wipes single tear* I didn’t know I had any left. *still wiping that ONE tear* Tinctures are my magic pill for major MS symptoms like tremors (shaking like a seizure) and overheating. Back in my younger days of being #sickAF, I would put them in beers and everything because I was always chasing a feeling of positivity. Now, I know better. Now, those tinctures are reserved and saved and kept under lock and key. I use them only when needed, when absolutely necessary. *rubs hands like Cru from Despicable Me* That is until we solve making them at HOME. *fist bump*
1.) I might be tripping but I think my energy is “stabilizing”. I’m fully expecting ups, downs, and all-arounds with this new lifestyle of no alcohol, no sugar and no gluten. (I know whatcha thinking. GLUTEN! Dawg, only women and allergic-to-bread people skip gluten! I just found this morning my damn self. *shrugs* My Queen says she got me so I ain’t gon worry.) I have realized, after 2 days, I have less need for naps, less pure exhaustion. It could be because I’m literally doing what I want to do everyday so I have an extra boost but I don’t think so. Yes, I admit that chasing purpose and hunting passion is exhilarating but I BEEN doing that. That’s why I got this far in the first place, passion, purpose, Gratitudes, perspectives, mindset, all that. What is new? Eating, like this, is ridding me of downers, crashes and such. I’m eating GREAT stuff, tailored to meet my body’s demands and since I yoga, meditate and constantly self-love, I can pinpoint the change. I don’t have a boost but I for sure, don’t collapse like I used to. I would go, go, go until I fell asleep in my wheelchair for a few minutes and be back on it. This week, I’m actually going to bed at respectable times because I’m tired, not exhausted. When I wake up, I’ve been feeling rested. I get up more for RR breaks (I’ll be quiet) but then I’m sleep instead on social media or reading or watching NFL storylines and drama. Kudos and gratitudes for that.
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