Gratitude Journal Day #145: Thursday, 2/25/21

ROLL YOUR ELBOWS UP PEOPLE! Wait... I mean, Roll your sleeves up. We got work to do and it takes more than a little bit to get this stuff done. Our mindset is the greatest tool we have in the pursuit of WELLNESS.

What I’m GRATEFUL for today…

3.) 1st Adult doing the nails of her siblings – She can NOT stand it when I give her props for doing stuff with or for her siblings but WHATEVER. I’m beaming and high off seeing my kids cooperate and grow together. The nails were done great and pumped her sister’s head. She smiled and did the happy thing all day which kept everyone else smiling back at her. That’s the kind of energy I want, NEED my kids to know. Grateful for my eldest kicking it off!

2.) Kid #3 getting up early for yoga, smoothies and alone time – *snaps fingers* She’s up eaaaarly than a MUTHA every day this week. 4 HOURS EARLY! I thought she was just grinding on her vlog channel but nope, yoga, vlog, healthy smoothie, might read a little. *shaking head* Wow. I’m impressed with that and yup, I told her. I’m also grateful because hearing someone else doing yoga, in this house, before ME pushes me to get on up too!

1.) Kid #4 checking out 9 Black History Books – I’ve bragged on her gifted, academic abilities but it was HER decision, HER passion, HER interest that brought back NINE books over Black History, Black achievements and Black People. Nine of them are the classics either, no Dr. King stuff, Jordan, Obama. She has one over Josephine Baker (I wanna read that one too!). She has another over Black poetry. (I promise I didn’t tell her to nor did I offer a “reward”. *crosses heart* I’m grateful for this because it makes me feel like a good dad. I’m a former history teacher and I’ve always tried to insert Black culture and knowledge in my kids. Like MOST kids, they ain’t really trying to hear nothing their parents promoting but those books? That excitement? That makes me excited!

Previous entry of Gratitude: Wednesday, 2/24/21

Next entry of Gratitude: Friday, 2/26/21

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…



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