Why I chose THIS to start my day…
*straight face* YEAH. I SAID IT. *bucks from wheelchair* I woke up a little EXTRA crunk this morning. I can feel it. I’m NOT talking about the direction of the country or nothing political (I mean I WILL but my Gratitude Journal ain’t gonna be THE jumpoff like that.). I can FEEL the excitement and energy in MY personal being. I am JUICED up off today’s inauguration and entire vibe. All night, I was getting memes and stuff from folks related to the inauguration, some good and some awful but it was all night. Every hour, spasms interrupted sleep but I’m ready. In the past, before Multiple Sclerosis, meditation, Eastern Medicine and philosophy, I paid NO attention to stuff like this. Sure, I cried, happy and everything for Obama but it was based on what I thought would change in this country. When Trump stomped in, I was stressed, worried, fearful about the direction and change. This time? THIS TIME? I ain’t studden none of that stuff and I am fully aware of the danger we’re in. Instead, my own INNER G (pronounced energy *winks*) is hype and ready to push forward, accept that my blog needs changes, available for opportunities. I’m going to use it get somethings done earlier than usual, video a yoga routine for a homie (y’all KNOW I looooove that.), start my water since it is right here STARING at me like it wanna fight… *eye roll* Gratitudes going up.
3.) Salute to HOPE and the new administration – ROTFLMAO!! HA! Got you! Heeeeck yeah, I’m giving S/O to the incoming, Vice President K. Harris and President Biden. Yoo! When the news reported that Biden already issued 15 executive decisions that effectively canceled Trump’s last minute orders… SMH. I had to giggle homie. Straight up giggle and at THAT moment, I decided to remix how I present the Gratitude Journal itself. THEY making changes, me too. All week, I’ve been jamming podcasts over blogs and podcasts. All week, they’ve been sending the #1 message to quit thinking there is something wrong with the service, program, website and accept that YOUR stuff needs changing, refreshing, remixing and all kinds of adaptations. That is me. I accept it today and will start.
2.) 1st day with NO big mistakes – Tuesday, I made it through a shift without any BIG mistakes or errors. I didn’t forget to attach codes, accidentally transfer or hang up on a caller, lose somebody because it took me soooo long to find the answer, none of that. Whew. One day down and a bunch more to go. I followed my planned schedule, got in bed on time, got ALL my 120oz water, all my tea in, I did everything righteous. *claps for my doggone self*
1.) Queen’s EARLY attacks on the day – She is up at 5am by alarm clock. Me? I’m awake buuuuuut….. I’m hiding DEEP under the covers from the cold temperatures and ceiling fan. I can’t bring myself to risk shaking and spasms and tremors in an attempt to put on clothes. I lose valuable time because of this hot mess. I’m grateful AF that she is up early now because she cuts the fan, gets going, yoga, cooking, schooling. It absolutely gets me going. I don’t lose any time after she starts and I don’t even clock in till 10am!
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!