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I love victories 

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Stories where you are victorious are some of the best told stories around. Through history people have been passing on the triumphs of life’s victories.

 
Mine had a lot of cursing in it. It was the Sam Jackson version. 

Left Arizona for Nebraska Friday afternoon a little after 3pm. Rode through New Mexico like a champ. Then I got stopped by border police. Go figure. 

 
After shaking in my imaginary boots waiting on that hard green bench with my sons. We got the okay to leave. Thank goodness! 

We take off and head towards my auntie’s house close to Dallas. Seeing her and the family was great. She gave a us a great surprise and put us up in a nice Fairfield Marriott. After we left there we headed to Dallas. 

Let me talk about Dallas’s interstate….whyyyyyyyy!? Why are there so many overpasses? Scary loopy overpasses. After a complete breakdown I refused to drive anymore of them and decided to go the long way around.

 
It turned out to be a great detour. Oklahoma was packed with my native history. Something we missed out on coming through the first time. I’m super excited I got to check it off my bucket list. 

I managed to stay up the full 14 hours and got through the ice. Being a full 5 degrees anything that had any kind of moisture iced right up. Hitting that welcome to Nebraska sign was like seeing a pot of gold. Heavenly.

I’m thankful that we completed the mission. We handled our business. We managed a little turn up and got back safe and sound. Next time I get the big ideal to drive across America…. stop me…. seriously.  I pushed pass my limits. I drove in places I didn’t even believe I could. I slept outside gas stations and barely ate. I did it for myself and for my children, but man. The victory wasn’t just ours. When I couldn’t see myself driving another mile. I prayed. When I couldn’t see myself staying awake. I prayed. When I was so stressed out that I couldn’t think straight. I prayed. The victory isn’t mine alone and I’m loving that. I really do have a universal comforter in my times of need. 

 
It’s Monday! Take time to celebrate your victories big and small. We only have one life to live so live it and enjoy every second while you can.
C. L Cunningham 

Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy it. ❄️

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Last Monday of January 

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Last Monday of January 

Gratefulness and thankfulness go hand and hand. Kind of like one hand washing the other.

Or more like one hand watching the other.

When the question for today said what family member or friend am I grateful for. It suggests to me that I could pick one. 

  
The people I’m grateful for I’m thankful for also. I’ve been blessed with many different loved ones from very different ways of life. My friends become family. My bloodline is family no matter the differences I love them all individually. 

  
My gratitude is for having anyone to be there. Whether it’s just for conversation. Whether it’s for hugs and kisses. Whether they are from my womb or gifted to me by life’s circumstances. Even though it all everyone I hold close to my heart has a reason for my gratitude. 

Day 29 of grateful January. This last Monday of January 2018, I’m grateful for my family and friends. 
C. L Cunningham 

Happy Monday 

It’s a new week of life’s journey 

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Traditionally Thankful 

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Being a mishmash of cultural differences. I haven’t fully been introduced to my traditional advances. 

  
 Being as it may an African American has to go out and search for the family traditions that were lost along the way. 

I have Native American ancestry I am also of Creole and Asian decent. From what I have been told. Our family is still doing DNA testing for full results. 

I’ve learned to create my own family traditions. Some that go along with the norms of society and some that are specialized and specific to my own. 

  
I watch a historical movie or show with my children on Dr. King’s federal holiday. I bake cookies on cookie day in December. I make thanksgiving dinner. 

For birthdays we celebrate all day from the moment we wake up til one falls asleep. We try to all see one another for the New Year. 

Day 23rd of grateful January. What traditions are you thankful for? 

Today I’m thankful that I’m alive. 

  

C.L Cunningham 

Happy Tuesday 

Namaste 

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Easy like a Sunday morning 

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Early on a Sunday morning. It’s peaceful  light from the television and chatter from the show playing is relaxing. 

My mind is at ease. 

I had a drama free birthday. Whaaat. It’s almost unbelievable. 

  
My Saturday was awesome. I went to dinner with the ladies on Friday night and hung out a seen Daddy’s Home part two Saturday. It was pleasantly delightful and full of the Christmas spirit. Seeing men being family focused and laughing with my high school friend Nani made the day wonderful. 

  
I got my favorite cake! Woo woo!!! It was definitely delicious. 

  
Even though my life is in transition I’m not worried. My Nebraska friends and family have had me covered. I’ve been visiting and catching up on the past five years. 

It’s bittersweet to have to storytell my journey. Accessing the painful memories of the past isn’t always comfortable but it’s a healing process. I have to say that I’m on the right path for that. 

Love is a lifestyle choice. 

I’m glad that I’m surrounded by it and that I now receive it as much as I give it. I’m stepping back and allowing time to deal with situations that require me to let go and let God handle them. I’m thankful and it feels good. 
C. L Cunningham

Here’s to a feel good Sunday and to beautiful days filled with gratitude,laughter and love. ⛄️

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Connection 

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Like a neon sigh in the night I brightened up my thoughts and brought laughter to my soul. I embrace those close to me and celebrate their achievements. We shine together in this life. I’m grateful for family,friends and beauty from inside.✨

The universe starts to bring me opportunities when the intention is real. I’m focusing on my forward momentum. I’m not always sure of where these things will lead me. I’m just making sure that I’m at least open to the ideas of others. 

In the past year I have been up and down with my thoughts. Like everyone else I fall short of knowing where I want my life to be. I seen a quote that said to rest as long as you don’t quit. That’s the best anyone can do. Circumstances are tough. Sometimes it’s important to shut out the world and even your own negative thoughts and let your mind be at ease. 

I find myself trying to connect to life. In all of its glory. I’m not trying to look for anything that doesn’t fit in my box. It really only has to look good for me. It’s my life. If I don’t enjoy it then I’m living the wrong life for me. I embrace all my highs and lows. That’s life right? 
C.L Cunningham 

It’s Friday y’all. Enjoy the T.G. I and the F 🦋💋
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Gentle soul 

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Watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Laughing at all the punch lines. Cracking jokes makes life a little more easier for an Ethel like me. (That’s a lil inside joke) . Some things you just hold inside because the explanation is too long.

Chilling mo chilling is the mood. I’ve already had enough drama for one night. Thank goodness it’s a new morning. Well at least in this central time zone it is. 

Wonderful. For things to be laughed off and taken lightly. Hardy har har.

Music plays and the holiday is in full swing. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so excited. Waiting for the Macy’s parade and eating family soul cuisine. Food made from the soul. With a little love in it.

  
Thankful for days like this. Happy times with friends and family. Coworkers and our own network of social friends. It’s a time to let things go and the flow of positive energy in. 

Feels good to always have a little peace in the world. Today I’ll try to be a little quieter with my spirit and a little more gentle with my approach.

  

C.L Cunningham 

Sending you love and kindness 🌞🍁✨

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 

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