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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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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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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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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Sometimes in life things do not go my way.
I have often tried to force situations. Pray for situations. Lie to make a situation go the way I wanted it to.
Finally I’m at a place in my life where my ability to go with the flow has brought me through some tuff times. It has opened my eyes to different points of view. It has been a pain in my rear end but it has also been a gift from above.
I’m grateful that by allowing myself the room to breakdown my barriers and climb over my on doubts. I have been able to see the world in a with a renewed state of mind.
I’m more flexible with life. I’m more open to the beauty around me and I have become incredibly thankful for this gift. I probably wouldn’t have tried a lot of the things that I’ve tried. I would have closed myself off to the world and climbed into a mindless consciousness.
I can handle myself better now. I owe a lot of that to my ability to flow. To move freely,to move forward. To bounce back from fear and mistakes. To enjoy the highs and the lows. I’m still figuring out life. As I do I feel blessed and less stressed. There were days were I spent time just speaking negative thoughts to myself. Days where I couldn’t see myself being anything to anyone. Let alone a blogger to an online community.
I didn’t know I had a voice. I didn’t know that I would matter to anyone else. I’m thankful for the opportunity, the path and the peace of mind. I’m grateful for all of you. For your comments ,for the likes and for just allowing me to have a voice on this earth.
Day 13 of grateful January and the question is: What abilities are you grateful for? I’m grateful for the ability to change, to grow and to be my most authentic self reflection.
C. L Cunningham
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Driving across country and embracing the change that has changed me. I experienced different variations of mountains.
From ones with lots of vegetation and greenery to ones with nothing but different color rocks. I got to see big and small ones. I got to witness ones by the sea and some that seemed like that where as high as the clouds.
Day nine of grateful January. What place am I grateful for. I’m grateful for every mountain top I have been blessed to visit.
I’m also thankful for flatlands and the hills and valleys too.
What places or place has given you a moment of gratitude? Feel free to comment below and share your experiences with me.
Wishing you a namaste day that’s simply divine 🦋
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Winter is settling in and the cold is digging deeper down. Funny how when you walk away from or move on from something there’s a tug to pull you back.
Call it universal, call it the devil. Call it anything you want but the energy around sticking to a decision is powerful.
At a time when spirits are high on cups of cheer and merry jingles the sinister side of the world tends to show up.
Let it snow or grow cold and freeze out the frequent frequencies of negative roadblocks. Choices for the betterment of your soul is of utmost importance. Time clocks can always be reset if resetting is required. For now I sit in the absolute certainty of my gratitude.
Grateful for choosing the path that is right for my life right now. I know exactly what I want to see to make any more changes. As soon as I see them, then I’ll know the time has come for particular visions to come into view. I don’t need outside insight when I was given the answers months ago my choice to ignore them got me in a dark place. It’s taken me backwards and I had to work to get to where I am now. At the beginning of the same story with better results.
It works for me. I’m chasing destiny. I’m giving love. I’m sharing my story in my way. I can’t ask for much more. If I’m not living in gratitude now how will I enjoy life later? It feels good to not cry. To smile and laugh at the moments before and after the storm. Dance in the moonlight and bask in the sun. Life is beautiful. I’m being blessed with another year passed. Another 365 that I survived. Thank goodness!
Amen. To life unexpected. I released resentment for so many pains. I’m appreciative for the push to greatness. Everyone who has helped along the way I appreciate them. Even the ones who had their own reasons for why they didn’t continue on the journey with me. I’ve left the door open for those people to choose where they wanted to be. I ended up standing on my own. It’s helping me grow. Sometimes it’s time to let go of the hand pulling you up and start climbing the mountain by yourself. A partnership is only a part of your story. Send those beautiful spirits off in love. Send them peace and blessings. Pray for their greatness and walk into yours. If ever you meet again greet them with smiles and thankfulness. Blessed is a life with happiness.
Today I send you all heartfelt thoughts. I pray that your journeys are blessings and healing for your hearts.
It’s a great day to have a great day.
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