Gratitude Journal Day #32: Halloween, 10/31/2020

Stuff I'm thankful for as Halloween collides with the pandemic

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!

IF I could walk with MY daughters!

Why I chose THIS to start my day!

You can’t be serious homie. I chose it because it’s freaking Halloween and IF I could walk with MY daughters, this is what we’d wear. Damn right, WE’D have a dance or a jig too. (Yes, there is difference between dance and jig but this ain’t the post to go there!) IF I could walk aaaaand…. IF wasn’t no doggone COVID-19 PANDEMIC!!! *straight face* Everything else, I got locked up, rocking and rolling. IF I was picking which of the two, I’d take back, I’m going pandemic. *shrugs* I’d take a buuuuunch of stuff over walking and being “normal” again. I’m pulling up on Halloween with a bag of goodies, month long streak of Gratitude Journal posts, ordered my kids their NEW laptops, yoga certification courses, Zoom account, J-O-B *winks and thumps chest twice*, speaker for the wheelchair, Netflix FAMILY account so errrrrybody watching their stuff again, kitchen got the equipment for my Anti-inflammatory salad, added 4 yoga poses, yada yada yada, blah blah blah… Gratitudes for TODAY? Halloween? Lemme get on that because none of the stuff I been listing counts. #SaluteMyAssOff #QualityOverQuantity

3.) Red Bull – *bows* Mug be giving me wings. My born day was a little rough. (You see I left it lower case on purpose.) The day after my born day was better, improved but hell, I was crying Friday too. *shakes head* Heck naw, I ain’t shamed to say it, post it, tell it, snitch it, nothing. I was crying again but nowhere near as much as the 29th. Matter fact, I pulled myself together and even rearranged my work area. (Well, my wife helped with the big stuff but I did most.) I fell a lil bit, knocked things over, slapped the tabletop in frustration because I was late for work but I got it done. How? I knew I had a ice cold Red Bull waiting on me as my reward! I pushed through aallll my inner negativity, tears, whatever this is I’m struggling with because I refuse to call it a relapse. Then, I sipped on a Red Bull the entire half of my Friday morning. OH! *clutches heart* It was everything I imagined it would be. As I sipped, I felt better. As I felt better, I focused. Focusing on learning this gig, took my head off the rest of the non-sense and #Yaaaaaaas

2.) Work sent us webcams and I’m like… Beeeeeet, showtime. *LMMFAO* I ain’t scared of NO webcam Sis. *daps up random guy reading by* I’m one of the kids, grown folks would wake up JUST to make them dance. *bust out laughing* Not really bro. I can’t dance at all, never could. What I can do is be me like a muthafugga. The J-O-B sent us webcams after several threats of sending us webcams. Yooo, everybody else in class is tripping, concerned, worried, etc. How will they keep up texts? What if their kids need them? Emergencies? Some folks got side hustles, *eye rolls* You get it. I’m low key crunk on the whole thing. Webcams means I get SEE people and people SEE me. I’m not the prettiest, finest, sexiest, most playa disabled person but I GOTTA be top 5 or 3. When my webcam showed up, my space was arranged, my fresh shirt was ironed, best Pj bottoms were clean, shaved, I was READY GURL! No other gig in my life have I gone into looking to meet people, spread a message, help, learn and just BUY into the company atmosphere and mottos. This time, I am. I’m enjoying the experience. Webcams are my BEST and SAFEST way to do what I’m passionate about, storytelling. Webcams are my BEST and SAFEST way to pursue my purpose, helping people. I already got a study group arranged and everything! The people in my group noticed too! The shirt was called out because I wore a custom shirt that reads “Multiple_Sclerosis_Outlaw follow the blog at BOI. DAWG. KING. I felt like a real entrepreneur, pushing MY thing thang through the see-same. Folks went ahead and followed the blog too!

Repping MYSELF at the gig!

1.) Family – One of the most gangsta, awesome, cool AF lines EVER was Dom’s “I ain’t got no friends. I got a lot of FAMILY.” *stares* You don’t know what movie? *stares again but squints too* DOM is your hint! I ain’t got time to be dropping multiple hints for the opening line! Dom from Fast & Furious. Vin Diesel was the character. Well, I gotta friends, homies, associates, people, tribes and various levels of… relationships with people? Now, I’m bringing this up because I stopped defining family by bloodlines when I got married. I got in-laws that feel like life-long family. I got potnas that ARE life-long family. All three aspects combined and don’t even know it. Blood, in-law and potnas all shot me a lil something and it added up to the amount I needed for my yoga certification course. *sniff* Not just the money either, even with the funds I needed the proper delivery method and that was done too. *head nods* I’m going to be an official, certified, on-the-beach-living, healing ass shaman!

#Grateful #Gratitude #Halloween

Previous entry of Gratitude: Friday, 10/30/2020

Next entry of Gratitude: Sunday, 11/1/2020



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