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!
It’s FRIDAY. My daughter enjoyed her 8th birthday. The fridge has food. I remembered my vitamins. My Queen left lunches for ALL us. Drafting in SuckaFree tonight. Plumbing is pumping more than neurosis hurting. Snacks on deck. Did I mention it’s FRIDAY? Let’s go!
3.) My daughter enjoyed her Born Day! 👸🏾 She got her hair done. 🤜🏾🤛🏾 She got headphones and pieces for her artwork. She picked a new eatery to try. She led the table of kids (THAT was biiiig. 🤣). Her Grandest (2020 term for Grandmother) sent her flowers. She took party treats to her classmates even tho she never them! She used her proceeds to treat her siblings with candy and stuff. It was basically was the days where everything is about YOU. Everybody recognizes YOU and YOUR energy/inner G. I’m grateful because SHE was so grateful and pure “squeemish”. Look man, I ain’t gon apologize about being nervous for my kids’ birthdays. I want them to feel special and appreciated. She did. I even let her pass out on her schoolwork THIS morning. I do love that little mini-ME. *sniff* 🖤
2.) Got my NEW speaker! 📣🔊 Ohhhhhhh… the JOY. AND the new T.I. dropped so I can jam in style. 😏 Can’t WAIT for dem kids to go to sleep. Annnnyyway, I’m more than a music guy, I’m a sound dude. I’m jamming podcasts while shaving, music while gaming, motivational stuff while meditating, audiobooks, news over current events, I KEEP something in my ears. True, a HUUUUUUUGE reason is to control my thoughts and protect my inner G/energy. (Multiple Sclerosis is a NON-stop attack of symptoms and a negative mindset exacerbates every, single, symptom. 😭😭) True again, I need help regularly and music benefits more than tv or video. The FIRST thing I blasted was my football podcast. *sigh* It was relaxing to hear about the games I can’t watch, catch up on the DRAMATIC storylines (Tua T. STARTING this Sunday?! 🤤 The STARTING offensive line of the Raiders is on covid list?! 🤢 One of my FAVORITE analysts discussed chemotherapy, new baby, new marriage and the return of his cancer. 😢) I broke out the Eric Thomas for motivation and relaxed my fears about performing on the J-O-B. The NEW Bluetooth speaker is louder than the old one and it’s colored with MS orange. #Boom on the 1s and 2s. Grateful my Friday feels so much smoother, calmer and… FRIDAY. 😉
1.) Found a mask! #YAAAS 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Besides the whole health and safety of being mask-less, is my FREAKING out. 😑🤷🏾♂️ I will just into tears if stuff ain’t where I left it. HECK NO I wasn’t ALWAYS like this. It developed as my MS progressed. A lady at the Social Security Administration explained that I couldn’t qualify for financial assistance until my MS disease affected my brain. I needed a medical determination that my intelligence had fallen 15%. Don’t ask me. Something about how laws haven’t been updated and since I was teacher, I’m ONLY eligible for Teacher Retirement assistance. Whatever. It haunts ME because when I lose stuff, misplace shit, forgot-where-I-just-put-it, right away my silly ass dives into “my-lesions-fucking-up-my-memory-my-MS-getting-worse-it’s-over-for-me”. 😑🙄 I’m working on it homie. WELL, that’s why I was happy I found a back-up. It was actually my original mask but I kinda broke it. When I opened it tho, it was fixed, healed and ready to USE. 🙏🏾🙏🏾 THAT calmed my emotions more than the lil, blue, regular mask my Queen gave me. #Whew
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