30 Days of Gratitude – Day 24 – Life

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Today I am grateful for life. Life gets taken for granted each and every day. Not everyone gets the chance to live out their full potential, to see their latter years, to live out their dreams.  Today, I am remembering the life of Mike Brown and the lives of many of our young Black men who have paid the ultimate sacrifice of being Black in America. Young men who had bright futures, young men who were not afforded the opportunity to live their lives, young men who did not know the day they woke up they would not return home. In the blink of an eye, your life can be taken in an instant, intentionally or not. It’s important to cherish and value your life, as much as possible, for we just don’t know the day or the hour. I am showing my gratitude..but this is also a sad moment in America.

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 22 – FaceTime!

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Today, I am thankful for FaceTime! Yes, FaceTime! I guess in contrast to day 20, when I talked about being unplugged, being connected is not so much of a bad thing either. It’s good to have balance. Today, I was blessed by technology because we were able to include my brother all the way in Miami in the little birthday celebration we had for my dad at my grandmother’s house. He was soo happy to see his family and so was I! It was great. My grandmother who doesn’t even have internet at her house was able to see her grandson, we were able to laugh and joke, it was like he was right there in the room with us. We sang happy birthday and everything. It seems like technology can either bring us closer together or push us further apart, but I’m grateful that it gave us the chance to be together as a family ❤

What are you grateful for today?

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 21 – Friendship

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Today I am grateful for friendship. It seems like the older I get the less friends I have. People are not always meant to be in your life forever, sometimes they are just meant for a reason or a season. Either way, I have learned that quality is much better than quantity. I’m grateful for those women and men who have seen me at my best and at my worst. The ones who stuck by me regardless of the situation, the ones who celebrated with me and cried with me. To me, friendship is an extension of my family and I am so grateful for them. I may not always reach out to my friends as much as I would like, but I would never want them to think that I am not grateful for them. It seems like no matter how long we haven’t seen each other or talked, we catch up right where we left off. To each of my friends near and far, I love you all and I am so so grateful for you ❤

What are you grateful for today?

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 20 – Sister

 

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I have not blogged in 7 days! Why? I thought I would have access to internet on my cruise, but I was sadly mistaken. I was completely unplugged…which was actually quite liberating. I am grateful for my time off. I went to the Bahamas with my sister in law, niece, and 97 other women. It was such a blessing and such fun. What I loved most about this trip was the time I spent with my sister. I did not grow up with sisters, but I have been blessed with women in my life who have acted as such..women who have been there for me, been a shoulder to cry on, to encourage me, laugh with me…well my sister in law has been all of that and more

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I’m so so grateful for her. More than words can say. We have only been sisters for about a year and a half but yet it feels like we have known each other for a lifetime…I mean we were finishing each other’s sentences! lol She is an awesome mom, wife, and a beautiful example of what it means to be a lady and a woman of God. I just constantly thank God for bringing us together through our husbands (our husbands are brothers!) xoxo

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(My niece, me, sister)

What are you grateful for? ❤ Share with me

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 14 – Vacation!

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Today, I am super super grateful for vacation!! As you read this I will be sailing away to the beautiful Bahamas. This vacation is time for me to enjoy special moments with my sister-in-law sister-in-love(!) and my sweet niece. Vacation is so rejuvenating and refreshing! I’m so grateful to have time to relax and refresh my brain! Whatever type of work you do at home or out of the home, you always need a break! Vacation gives you just that 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 13 – Education

 

 

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Today I am so grateful for the opportunity to have an education. Education is so important to my future and well being. Pursuing education has done more than enhance my knowledge. It has challenged me to think critically, analyze situations, work with people, build meaningful relationships, and so much more. Regardless of what field you go in you will have to have some form of education. Continued education is also important to refine and enhance your craft. Many are not afforded the opportunity to quality education for a variety of issues, but for those who are, it is truly a blessing.

What are you grateful for today?

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 12 – Letting Go

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I am so grateful for having the ability to let things go. I have been, sometimes still am someone who holds on to things that people do to me or say about me. I have not always been one who is easy to forgive until I realized that forgiveness and holding grudges is not about the person I have an issue with, it’s about me! Why would I want to continue to be miserable about something that has happened in the past? Everything in our life always works out for our good whether we can see it now or not. God allows us to go through things so that we can learn and grow from them, to discover our purpose, to become better than we were before. Sometimes we have to operate as if we got an apology that we know we won’t get. Sometimes we just have to Let. It. Go. This is not to negate how life an impact us, but is more about how we deal with life. How do we deal with people who are ill willed or hurt us? It’s doing you more harm than good when you hold on to the hurt and pain. It is so freeing to rid oneself of a stronghold. That’s what it is. Letting go is an act of love to yourself and I am so grateful for just letting things go!

What are you grateful for today?

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