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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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Power of expression 

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Creative expression has become my passion. To communicate isn’t enough. I want to sing from the rooftops and dance at 3 am. Write old school love stories and recite  Edgar Allen Poe.

  
To be able to say how I feel with articulation has been a present that I’ve been able to unwrap daily.

  
Blessings can be so simple. I’m grateful for all of my blessings. When I was younger I that blessings were the miracles that I received. Now I know that their everything that I’ve ever encountered. 

Waking up = a blessing. 

  
Gratitude can be the missing link to happiness over depression. To love over hate. To hope over despair. 

Day 26 of grateful January. What form of expression are you grateful for. I’m grateful for creativity. 
C. L Cunningham 

It’s finally Friday y’all !
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Memories that remind me to be happy 

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When I was about 14 years old I went to Kansas City to stay with my great grandmother. I wasn’t being safe with my life and needed to be removed from my friends at the time. I was evolving myself in activities that were dangerous to myself and others. I needed a change of environment.

My parents sent me there to keep me out of trouble for the summer. I spent those months trying to figure out things about myself. During my time there I visited my grandfather and my great aunt Zista. I remember being afraid of that big ol worn down house. The creeks and the sounds from the old wood. I jumped in her bed for safe keeping. I knew if I stayed in her room just long enough for the sun to come up that I would be alright to sleep. I needed the sunlight to shine through and show me the things the darkness couldn’t show me. 

  
That’s the beauty of the light. 

Nature’s natural light showed all the things that regular light couldn’t. Once the sun came up I could see everything that was once hidden by shadows. Hidden by darkness.

Today I woke up with some tummy issues and with some soul issues. I let myself be guided through some yoga postures and then I let my thoughts be guided through some healing. 

The beauty of memories are that they can be seen from different angles. The beauty of life is that out of the darkness comes light. 

What memories are you grateful for? I’m grateful for them all, but definitely this one in particular. 
C. L Cunningham 

Healing my soul and embracing my truth 

Happy Sunday everyone 🌞

Namaste 

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How gratitude helps 

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Having a grateful heart starts with allowing oneself to enjoy life. 

Let me explain.

Alarm goes off and instead of regretting the to do list for your day. You take a moment to appreciate the truth. You’re alive to see the day unfold.  This gives you the opportunity for something new and wonderful to happen in that day.

  
Have you ever noticed that when you’re smiling other people tend to smile. Suddenly the world is smiling with you and not at you. 

How about when you say thank you for the simplest thing. The person receiving the thank you brightens up just a little. Their mood changes even for a moment and it’s enlightening. 

I don’t have any real resolutions for the year. No huge expectations for it either. I’m thankful and grateful for the gift of life. A joy of writing and my trusty but untrusty IPad. It allows me to do quick research and fast jotting in the heat of information.

  
Today I give myself permission to be myself and to enjoy every minute of this day. I love the spirit of zen that I receive when I let go and indulge myself with gratitude for life, loved ones, and blessings. 

It’s day 2 of the 30 days of gratitude and I ask you what kind of technology are you grateful for?

Feel free to write it down. I love hearing from you all. 

C.L Cunningham 

Sending you positive vibes and blessings 

Namaste 🌼

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30 days of Gratitude 

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Hurray! The new year has begun and there’s so many things to be grateful for. 

January is normally known as a month for new beginnings. New resolutions as many put it. A time to start a fresh 365 days with a better outlook than before. 

I decided to give my new year a cheerful spirit. 

 

I found this chart for 30 days of gratefulness. I instantly fell in love with the idea of finding something new to be grateful about daily. Day 1 is a smell that I am grateful for. 

I love the smell of warm apple pie. That smell gives me memories of family and holidays. I love that smell as a candle and even air freshener.

Something about it reminds me that comfort is inside of my thoughts and mind. Plus apple pie is definitely one of my comfort foods. It has apples and those are healthy right? 

Here’s to being grateful for life as it comes and enjoying the journey as it unfolds. 

Happy New Year 2018! Let’s make it beautiful.

C. L Cunningham 

Wishing everyone a delightful 2018

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Make today great

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Yesterday was a bit of a difficult day. 

Misunderstandings and misconceptions. 

Let it be. That’s what I tell myself. I won’t always see eye to eye with someone’s thoughts and perceptions. It is not for me to make myself or anyone else understand, but I can value another’s reasons for why they choose the things they choose. As I also hope others can value mine. 

Today is a new and wonderful day. 

The sun is shining through this -8 degree weather. 

I took the time to do a positive affirmations mediation. It lifted my spirits before I even started my day. Positive vibrations or positive energy brings more positivity. Lawd knows that I can use that in my life. 
C.L Cunningham 

Have a great Wednesday 

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Art Army 

Nope

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Nope.

Nada.

Not today.

I don’t believe none of this maaya. If this is supposed to be real life stick a fork in me because I’m done.
At least for today.
There’s not enough pep in my step to make today’s mood turn Sunny. So I’m gonna sit in the clouds of my mind.
Time doesn’t heal everything but maybe it can heal me.
I keep trying on days when jokes aren’t enough to make me laugh and peace isn’t inside of my soul. Yet I push on through the fog and smile anyway.

  
Honestly speaking about my wants needs and fears. Trying to make my self talk kind. And maybe just maybe drinking more wine than this small body should handle. 
Looking for the truth just uncovers more lies so I give it a rest. Sherlock  stayed unhappy and ain’t nobody got time for that. At least not right now.

  
It feels like Monday but I guess it’s Tuesday so that proves that looks and feelings can be deceiving.
I can’t muster up the energy to make a positive post so instead of saying have a good day. I’ll just say….have a day.  
C.L Cunningham 

Wishing you all a day🌼

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