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 in 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…
DAMN. blinking You get it right? squints eyes Aight, since it is so obvious then I’ll leave y’all to it. I’m finna meditate EARLY this morning because it:
• calms my mind
• soothes my soul
• loves my heart
• heals my body
And NOW, Gratitudes to “build positive energy” and make me “present”.
3.) WHOA! Sooooooo freaking GRATEFUL that the bathroom light didn’t go out on me! DAWG, I think that’s my worst fear as a disabled, Black man in 2020. On the potty, total darkness, think I see a spider… EEEEEEEEKKK! 🙏🏾 True, we have cellphones now in 2020. If the light goes out, I can just use my cellphone but don’t forget the plight of disability! I don’t wanna risk the dangers of wiping, in darkness, with a cellphone light on the floor to guide me. You can’t be serious. *smirks* The light came back on after a split second or two, it just flickered but that was enough. The last thing I saw before the on/off action was a big, ol’ spider in the corner moving quickly towards me. Folks, I can’t describe the beating, pacing, fluctuations in my heart, body and mind. It ended up being a doggone hairball (daughters, wife, one in Cosmetology School). All the more reason to be grateful AF.
2.) Grateful I’m sharing the Gratitude Journal. Shhhhhiiiiiiid, I’m late on my gaming because I’m spending so much time posting the Gratitude Journal on my blog, EVERY DAY. 😉😉 My potnas on Madden 21 are demanding that I play my games. My homie on my 2nd favorite game, Destiny, is asking what’s up, when will I be ready? Skyrim is the BEST game ever and I’m creating a storyline based my daughter’s character but I’m responding to comments and emails about the Gratitude Journal’s effect on others. I have a website to develop for the non-profit but I’m juggling and jacking up my schedule because… Yup, blogging. I missed the entire Monday Night Football because my back was to the television while I blogged. My kids are waiting on me before watching Enola Holmes because I’m always on the computer, working, blogging or writing the next story. All of this describes the energy of hunting your passion and chasing your purpose. I kinda thought that my vibration would raise if I spent even more time appreciating and being present. It is. Opportunities are opening, business is growing, readers are coming and people are even sharing my stuff. I feel like a KING is supposed to feel!
1.) Let me stop and give biiiiiiiiiiiig, mutha-fuggin love to Mother Nature. October brings the Fall season & lower temps. That means I can sit outside without passing out or collapsing in tremors. 🍂🌬🖤 I enjoy sitting outside, in the garage or anywhere AWAY from the house. It just changes my environment slightly, gives me something else to look at, smell, feel. I can’t do as much hanging outside in the summer due to the MS symptoms and complications. If I get too hot, I faint pretty quick. If I get too cold, I bust out in shakes and tremors. The Fall and Spring seasons are my chances for going outside the crib without fear of something dramatic happening. I LOVE it. I start my mornings outside. If the family going somewhere, damn it, I’m coming too. Throughout the day, I’ll chill around the house but IN the house. The sunlight does wonders for my heart and soul. I don’t know about y’all but it’s harder to be negative when sitting outside by choice.