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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Sunday is usually for winding down and chilling with family. Thankfully most of my days are like that.
I’m taking time to write in my next book. The process of writing can be enjoyable when I need a release from everyday troubles.
The idea of my thoughts reaching out to others seems enviable. The law of connectivity shows that we are all connected in this world. Thus saying that we are all accountable for each other’s well being. I guess if more people took it in that light the world would really be a better place.
I’m not going to dwell on things that I can not control, but I will spread a bit of gratitude for today.
I’m happy that I got some work done for a community program while in Nebraska. I’m hoping that my journey here will soon be over. I head back to the west coast in the up coming weeks to handle my housing situation.
My gratitude for that is very high. I’m excited for whatever life will bring.
Grateful January is coming to a close and it is day 28 what happened today that I had gratitude for? Amazing my gratitude is for work. I’m always happy when I complete something. I’m a little bit on the laid back side. Thank goodness for success in all realms of reality.
C. L Cunningham
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Wake up and the alarm rings. Thank goodness for it be without it I would probably sleep through the whole day.
Turn on the television and watch a show. Thank goodness for it because it is entertaining when I want to zone out.
Walk into the bathroom and brush my teeth. Who ever made toothbrushes are the best because what kind of world was there when breath was funky.
Obviously I joke about curtain things, but what a gift it is to have the little things in life. Things that I barely think about being grateful for.
Day 27 of grateful January and what daily thing do I use that I’m grateful for? I’m grateful for my comfy blanket. It keeps me warm and wraps me in softness. Lawd knows that I love softness.
Happy Saturday everyone enjoy the day
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Grateful for another week.
Trying times a week can be.
When hearts are heavy and drama tends to prevail. I can sometimes fail to be the best version of myself.
Finding gratitude is a way of life.
I push myself into the realm of gratefulness even though I have ups and downs. I push myself to be thankful for others. I’m choosing to change my ways.
The choice has been made to be better. My gratitude doesn’t end at the end of this month. This was a preview to the life that I would like to lead going forward.
Moments that I’ve been grateful for this week include laughter. They include loved ones. That include a special someone that means the world to me.
Day 25 what moments this week made me grateful.
I’m grateful for today.
Attitude of gratitude for a Thursday morning and everyday after
Sending you peace and love 💋
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Life gives up and downs. From the moment breath enters a body the story begins. All reality starts and the things that are being taught become fact over fiction.
I was brought up hard.
Moved from the inner city of Kansas City Missouri to the stomping grounds of Omaha. I made my journey into adulthood.
Well rounded in religious beliefs. Sidetracked by hard knocks. Family struggles and the building blocks of life with strife as a banner.
It challenged me to become more.
I love that my life took me to low places. Deep dark spaces. If it wasn’t for those experiences I would not acknowledge the light that I see. I wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate those who have helped me along the way.
I love the way life picks out how things go. Then gives me the tools to decide for myself parts of the path that I want to take.
My attitude of gratitude has not come easy. I’m grateful that I have found it. I hope that I will forever keep it.
Day 24 of grateful January. The question is what challenge are you grateful for? I love to hear your stories about life and your insight into the world. Feel free to leave a comment.
Sending you peace and blessings 🙏🏼
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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.
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Early morning and time again for a subtle change. Winter storms and days enjoying cold fronts are becoming my new normal here in Nebraska.
A vast difference from the heat of the West coast.
I’m thinking of all the stories that have touched my life. The stories that have given me insight and inspiration. Stories that made me think and pushed me in one way or another.
One story stands out in my mind today.
It’s the story of the princess and the pea. In that story the princess was lost and seeking shelter. That while she was sleeping if she could feel a pea under her mattress. She would wake up bruised and actually be considered a real princess. It’s been told all over the world. Changed into new versions and made into parodies.
The reason that I’m so grateful for this story is that as a young girl I would express my sensitivity to someone and they would just blow me off. I’ve always been very sensitive both physically and mentally. I bruise easily. This story allowed me to speak my truth. I thought if that girl could feel a pea underneath a bunch of mattresses and actually be telling the truth then I could speak up when something was hurting me. I still refer to the story to this day. If I’m uncomfortable sleeping I just say ” well I could literally feel a pea under there if you put it. ”
The amazing thing is as an adult I finally realized that I am what is called an empathetic person who is actually hyper sensitive. Go figure.
Stories have a way with helping find out my strengths and weaknesses. I’m grateful for the story tellers and writers who have helped me get in touch with who I am. Unapologetically so.
Day 22 of grateful January and the question is what story are you grateful for? Feel free to chime in. I love all the comments that I receive.
C. L Cunningham
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Story information can be found on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen