Gratitude Journal Day 58: Thanksgiving, 2020

3 personal stories of Gratitude from a King THRIVING despite Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis on #THANKSGIVING 2020

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…

I never saw myself being THIS guy, THIS father, THIS husband, THIS friend. I don’t feel that I’m doing amazing things, I’m told. OTHER people message me, send me videos, leave recordings and even snail mail me. I couldn’t see the GOOD I was doing because I never myself as a GOOD person. I saw myself as learning to be BETTER and that was it. Now, a few years into all this wellness, mindset, Multiple Sclerosis and Gratitude, I know I am BETTER, improved, present and I’m still getting better at being BETTER. This is the journey and power of self-love, Gratitude Journals and focusing on self. This is the healing that I push for everyone with chronic illness to experience (In my PERSONAL opinion, it benefits regular, normies too. *winks*). Regardless of HOW many symptoms are humming, pains loud and exhaustion, I am hyper aware that I never THIS version of me. I can actually SEE multiple ways out of my situation and working towards several of them. I hate to sound/read like a cliche’ buuuut DAWG. “Life is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you bout to get.

3.) Looking forward to the holiday remix πŸ–€ Pandemic raging outside so we ain’t visiting JACK. Nope, we aren’t collecting plates either. πŸ˜‰ What we have is a gang of movies and a desire to goof around so our remix of the traditionally, family themed holiday is ready. First, we started with “grown folks movies” at 6am. πŸ“Ί Gotta watch those mugs BEFORE dem kids pop up. Second, we have teamwork cooking. We’re ALL gonna help prepare a different kind of Thanksgiving meal because I have a particular lifestyle and THEY aren’t big turkey & dressing eaters. What are we cooking? Shhhh… It’s a surprise. πŸ˜€

2.) Slow work day was PERFECT πŸ’»πŸŽ§ *double taps chest* I wished for a SLOW workday all Wednesday morning. I meditated for a SLOW day. I messaged my co-workers and said, “Queens, I SHO hope it’s a SLOW day because tomorrow is Thanksgiving and my spirit is bout gon on vacay.” πŸ˜‘They laughed, agreed and we came to the joint realization, these phones ain’t ringing! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ I feared there was a tech issue but NAW, just got “blessed” and I don’t question GOOD things happening!

1.) I’m OFF! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ€“The word that we earned Thursday/Thanksgiving off was a shock. I didn’t expect being OFF and prepped my entire holiday around working required OT. It was 5pm when the supervisor announced, in FULL Oprah glory, “YOU GET TOMORROW OFF! YOU GET TOMORROW OFF. YOU. YOU. EVERYBODY GETS TOMORROW OFF YOU CRAZY KIDS!” πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•ΊπŸΎI damn RAN out the office but… *disabled* soooooo… I ROLLED OUT. #Boom

#Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grateful #Perspective #Goals #Grind #Passion #Purpose #Passion #AllAboutYou #MindOverReality BUT put some #GROWTH on that thang too.

Previous entry of Gratitude: Wednesday, 11/25/2020

Next entry of Gratitude: Black Friday, 11/27/2020



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