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…
DAWG. I’m getting old than a MUG. Either that or I’m growing up like a MUTHAFUGGA. I’m “preaching” wellness, the whole concept of mind/heart/soul/body to my TEAMMATES at the gig *pops collar* (Yeah, ya boi MADE the next step of employment and survived the training. I’m officially hired and eligible for bonuses and stuff. 🙌🏾). They were asking everything about my mindset and strength. *blushing* I don’t hide my message, purpose, passion. *shakes head* Naaaah. I WEAR it. I’m in this mug talking about books, authors, lifestyle, #foodismedicine, meditation and ALL that good jazz on a REGULAR basis. I promise y’all *crosses heart* I do NOT try to force these conversations but it’s getting to the point that folks asking ME how I’m doing what I do, being who I am.
Real talk… *clears throat* I realized…
3.) Grateful to get the 1st sorry-my-MS-is-wrecking-the-workday out the way. 😩 GURL! *takes breathe* Lemme tell you what happened. *pulls up chair* Naw, I don’t need a drink because I’m saying this on moving on. I FINALLY had a MS episode, at work, on webcam, folks scared… I just KNEW it was gonna knock my chances. It DIDN’T. My manager had THAT talk with me and maaaaaaaan… 😢 He ended it with, “Keep doing what you’re doing King.“
WAIT. Excuse me? King? He dropping my language, to ME, after an MS episode. I couldn’t do nothing but bust out grinning and say THANKS. 🙏🏾 I’ve been terrified that MS would worm into my work-from-home position and jack it up. How? Whatcha mean HOW? I’m in the RR quite a bit. Shaking slows my typing. Tinnitus and ear pieces don’t mix. I’m SUPPOSED to be drinking my alkaline water but I don’t 🤷🏾♂️ t(RR issues again) which causes symptoms. *sigh* Yeah, that’s HOW. All that before an episode of tremors had people thinking I had a seizure on webcam. BUT, I’m officially hired to finish the season with a chance for a permanent position. 🤜🏾🤛🏾👏🏽🙌🏾
2.) Debit cards and allowances were delivered! *taps forehead* Grateful than a MUTHAFUGGA DAWG. My kids bout to learn money management, credit scores and delayed gratification!
Allowances are tied to chores, grades, respect, initiative AND Gratitude Journals. 💳
1.) Timing of things… 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 I was thinking on Friday AM, “Damn. Medicine getting low so I gotta call in a favor and work some magic till NEXT Friday.” I knew what to do, where to cut back but shhhhiiiiiiii… MS don’t take days off or plays off. It’s the most consistent thing in my life, pain, feet, back, neck, neurosis, plumbing, everyday, all day, all gas, no brakes. It was on my mind when the news became official I was hired. I wouldn’t be able to celebrate because I gotta make it to NEXT Friday. I was making adjustments the entirety of day, wife was adding medicine to my teas, waters, meals, and snacks. *slow nod* (We’re getting CLOSE AF with all THIS new stuff.) Then, outta NOWHERE, I get a business deal that earns the 💸 for the medicine. 😍🤜🏾🤛🏾✊🏾 Queen/King, Sis/Bro, my wife said, “Well, isn’t this the way you always say stuff happens? Make your money and I fix you a snack or something because you can’t take your next pills on an empty stomach.”
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