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
It’s a new week of life’s journey
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I’m so thankful for all of my friends/followers. I feel like you’re are my friends because I share so much of my life and thoughts with you all.
As a thank you and a show of my gratitude. I am giving away a signed copy of my book By The Dawn’s Blue Light and a $10 gift card to Amazon.
I will be pulling names from all of my social media so just drop your name in the comment section below and you will be entered. The winner will be announced January 31st.
Thank you ,thank you ,thank you!!!
Sending you all peace and positivity 💋
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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Okay the title is a bit misleading to say the least because happiness definitely doesn’t happen everyday.
That would literally be a full time job.
Realistically the want for happiness will be up and down. Now that I gave my disclaimer let me guide you on a journey.
I put all my eggs in a relationship basket. The basket broke my eggs got scrambled and I still found that life goes on. I was majorly depressed. Suicidal thoughts plagued my mind the best thing that happened was a breakdown.
I found myself and that forever changed my outlook. See life sends us on unexpected journeys. We meet people who are there just to lend us a hand in finding ourselves. Maybe they have advice for you. Maybe they’re your karmic reflection and they bring you a revelation. Maybe they’re just a shoulder to cry on. Whatever they maybe they may be there for a reason or a season. It’s okay to look for others for help. It’s the way the world works. I’ve found that if I embrace the good in others I will find the good things about myself. Thus leading to my happiness.
Happiness starts inside. It’s okay to let out your frustrations but remember to never let them control your outlook on life.
Today has been a mellow one. I’m prioritizing the way I want my life to be. The plans for the future are my mini blueprint. Good thing that I’ve written them in chalk so I can erase them and add something new anytime the plan is no longer working.
I’m encouraged daily to be a better person. Seek and you shall find right.
Here’s a cool video to boost your thoughts and hopefully bless you the way it has blessed me.
C. L Cunningham
Sending positive vibes your way💋
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.
Sending you love and kindness 🌞🍁✨
Happy Thanksgiving 🦃
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Okay, where should I begin?
It’s a wonderful Sunday morning and peace and blessings managed to have a stellar night.
What I mean by stellar is that it was not only enlightening but amazing. It was amazing because someone I used to know reappeared into my life unexpectedly….
I went to one of my besties family’s gatherings. I was the surprise guest, only my girl Bree knew that I was coming. Now if you’ve been reading my blog for a minute you know the background to Bree. If not I’ll give a small refresher. She’s been with me since I was in middle school. She is truly one of my day one friends. I’m so happy to be reunited with her. Hands down. We’ve been through it all literally.
As the night began to change I saw another one of my true friends,her brother Justin.He has gotten me and her out of some stuff. He was our voice of reason when we couldn’t find any. He has a genuine heart and a true spirit. They’ve held me down in life. I’m grateful for the people who have shaped me into who I am today.
As I write this I’m thinking about where my life is headed. Sometimes a new plan presents itself and either I push the pause button on it or I go with the flow. I’ve been pushing the pause button lately. I want to be honest with myself. I want to be careful of others emotions but most of all I want to be very real with my heart. Things don’t happen by chance all the time sometimes it’s part of the mind’s desire to ignore what is in front of it. I’m paying close attention to mine at the present moment in time.
I’m focused on less mistakes as I walk this walk. Too many things are put off as if it’s up to something else or someone else to fit whatever views I have instilled into my psyche. No. I’m the only person who has to stand in my decisions. I’m humbled at times when I want to be anything other than my best self. I have to choose a way that leads me to less karma and more joy. Please believe me when I say that’s exactly what I’m doing. Carefully.
There’s no governmental system for guidance if you’re not trying to be guided. I’m trying to be guided toward the life I always wanted. I’m thankful that I have another day to so.
C. L Cunningham
Living life and seeking the beauty that’s been here all along. 🌞
Happy Sunday y’all
Love n light
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Got to go out and see my city again. Went shopping with my pops and seen some of the new buildings and businesses around the area. Then I went with my ex husband (the first one) and got to see friends and family.
The children have gotten older and the adults have gotten elderly. Strange.
Time is definitely a theft in the night. The weirdest thing for me is the size of everything. It used to feel bigger. Now it feels smaller than it did the first time that I left.
I’m trying to figure out if there’s more to become here. Or if I want to become more here. I’m alone in the sense of having no one to love. No man to love should be what I mean. No man to spoil with kisses. No man to share new experiences with. My ex husband (the second one) has made the journey back home too. We’re back staying in different places. It’s exciting to think that I’m living the single life. But that also comes with having learning curves and potentially having to become more extroverted. Meh.
The past tends to catch up with me and remind me of the tart person I used to be. Pulls me into wanting to go back. I now know to avoid people who rub me the wrong way. Plus my time should be spent enjoying friends. The kind of friends that you haven’t seen or talked to in years and you go right back together like you were never split apart.
C. L Cunningham
Reminiscing and finding my way around 🍁🍁
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