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…
Today is one of those days where I’m realizing something. I have come to an epiphany. People have NO earthly idea how much work I put in to be ok. For real, legit work, hard grind, toughing through injuries and everything. I work my booty off for this mentality, this state of peace, this moment of clarity. I’m always seeing that quote, “It’s ok to live a life that others don’t understand.” I’m there. I’m up at 3am on regular weekdays, working my Gratitude Journal. It takes me 3 or 4 hours to put together these blog posts and update the world how I’m living since I’m hunting a lifestyle blogger career, with a side of author, scoop of yoga instructor, on the beach, sprinkles of remote teacher on that too. I’m in LOVE with my wellness and I can’t apologize for getting lost in the pursuit of positivity and gratitude. I WORK to get that lost. I WORK to be okay with not walking, hurting all day, damn near pissing and shitting myself. I WORK for this perspective that quality of life is better for me than quantity of life. I’m cool with this grind because it is vastly superior to anything else I got. I don’t have the energy to explain myself to folks that rock me with negativity. Naw playa, if MY disabled, #sickAF ass, causes bad juju within you, I’ll remove myself immediately. For the first time in my life, I have the power, the NUTS to tell people, “I am NOT doing that.” See the difference? Bump that “I can’t” stuff, “I’m trying” stuff, all of it. I just flat out will NOT. I’m too tired homie. Too tired, too busy and too focused on GROWTH to let anybody, anything drag me back into the cesspit of negative energy. I WORK to be this strong. *makes mean mug face*
3.) Added that disclaimer to my site! (🤜🏾🤛🏾🖤 Julie!) It’s not like I’m some big time, guru of wellness. *straight face* I’m NOT. It was high time for me to add a disclaimer protecting myself and others. Thank YOU Julie! *fist bump*
2.) Got beat in the NFC title game (I BEEN wanting to chill out) Okay, I lost. It took us THREE times to play because the game kept freezing and kicking us out. I was on the verge of losing my marbles and patience with Madden. I used to enjoy blogging about the exploits of the Gorilla Daddy League and I still do buuuuut…. Blogging about the league was killing my time and interrupting my chill mode. I can’t have that. Working the gig is 50hr/week easy and with me expanding things, Queen taking over stuff, building the non-profit/GoFundMe for Multiple Sclerosis Wellness, continuing the podcast, TRYING to become yoga certified and looking for a remote gig teaching English as a Foreign Language… I I just don’t have the time to practice and blog about it. I’m grateful that I made it and all!
1.) Found a charger that works. (4 attempts) I have 6 android chargers. SIX I tell you! The first 4 didn’t work anymore and I didn’t know until today, this morning, just before work. *wipes sweat from brow* #5 worked and I’m in commission, ready to grind and enjoy MY life. Yes, I really was sweating over her!
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