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…
Of course. I’m outchea, no prescription drugs, grinning, swanging and banging like I’m Crazy Legs from Don’t Be A Menace to Society While Drinking Juice in the Hood. ♿ I talk that natural lifestyle language, take active efforts to improve my wordplay and duck negativity. I believe that you can literally “think your physical pain away” and I’m talking to myself more, openly, disregarding the incredulous stares of others. Queen, *bows*, you really outta join me, bring your council (That means YOUR team of homies & Fam), open your kingdom. See, people will think you’re crazy but your Tribe… Your Tribe will be grateful for the words & energy. They’ll discuss it, put it into context and decipher it with you because they’re GROWING with you. 🤜🏾🤛🏾🖤 It all starts with your thoughts, your words, your behavior. Keep writing in your Gratitude Journal and focusing on you, your cup, your needs. As you improve yourself (mind/soul/heart/body), your words and intentions will become transparent. When you speak, people will clearly see your passion, purpose and direction. I’m telling y’all, I love my own damn words now. I’m conscious that MY words that affect someone’s day, direction, flow. Strangers, online folks, friends, POTNAS, heck, even enemies (whatever they call themselves because I prefer haters) are affected by MY words. I’m using that superpower to spread the message of Gratitude, Attitude, Passion & Purpose.
3.) YES! I made it to Friday! WHOOP WHOOP! TODAY is my Embracing Life Zoom! 👏🏾This is MY crew, MY tribe right here. Everyone has a chronic condition. Everyone is a person of color, some from other countries that WE plan on moving to (Boom). Everyone OVERstands the issues, symptoms, hardships. This is the ONLY place where I go and if I mention a symptom, they’re asking all kinds of questions out of sheer fear and curiosity. Nobody is judging, side-eye’ing, raising eyebrows, interrupting with “but my __ has MS” orrrrrr, “Have you prayed about it?” *SUPER DUPER duckface* LMAO! Have I prayed about it? Ohhhh, to be innocent again. Like I was typing, my Zoom group is the BOMB.com. You KNOW since I’m ending my FIRST, full week doing the no alcohol, no sugar, no gluten lifestyle, I got some stuff to talk about! *touches chest* Shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiid, I can feel my heartrate increasing NOW out of excitement. I am LIT-A-RALLY (misspelled on purpose y’all) cheezing my ass OFF at the computer thinking about who gon say what, who gon holler, what questions THEY will have. Heck man, I’m laughing to myself now. I love my Tribe! *salutes*
2.) I sold a book!! 🤜🏾🤛🏾 *dancing in wheelchair* Nope, I’m not still crunk off the previous Gratitude about my Zoom group. Well, I am but you know what I mean. *wink* I AM grateful than a MUTHAFUGGA that I sold a book yesterday! Oooo, my heart is so full and that was just ONE book. It wasn’t the first but I get all goose bump-y every time the notification hits. One day, I’ll be on that beach, yoga’ing with other disabled, handicapped and #sickAF, teaching kids English and tutoring via my little, fly, remote setup, blazing medication, eating righteous, blogging the family exploits and slanging my books & short stories online. Watch me. *makes muscle*
1.) DAWG. Ya boi told his Queen to STOP working. 👸🏽👩🏿⚕️👩🏽🍳👩🏾💻 *sits back and watches YOUR face* I don’t want my Queen grinding out hours in a hospital or home setting, healing others, administering meds, watching clocks, freaking terrified of bringing cornovirus to my #sickAF butt. *makes eye contact* I BEEN telling y’all. I’m trying to get OUT of here. I’m trying to GIT (misspelled on purpose AGAIN) my family OUT of here. The rest of MY days are about #QualityOverQuantity playa. I don’t want more STUFF, I want more MEMORIES. I have a gig that aligns with the mission, passion, purpose and goal. With the juice from this gig (Money. I’m referring to money.), we’ll make a few things meet and cut EVERYTHING else. We don’t need two cars because I can’t drive. We don’t need isolation because covid-19 is …. *shhhh* Kids got actually got their laptops on Thursday so no need for schools, school clothes, school routines and commitments. *sits forward and pours shot of alkaline water with chia seeds while you roll your eyes* I’m grateful to be on THIS path. I”m grateful to look my Queen in the eyes and say, “Yoo. For real tho. We can make this work. All I want you to do is take care of US, me and kids, and focus on finding what really interests you. I want you to quit the 9-5 job so your ONLY job is caring of the crew and I. All your other energies, let’s find whatever it is that moves YOU, like blogging builds me. “
YES. I REALLY DID SAY IT ALMOST JUST LIKE THAT! *sticks out tongue and bucks*
#Gratitude #Grateful #Perspective #Goals #Grind #Passion #Purpose
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