I thank you Sister Lovebabz... an amazing writer, a profound story teller, and a helluva Grown Woman. She bestowed this honor upon me and I humbly accept.
I have an attitude of gratitude... meaning that I am grateful for EVERYTHING God has blessed me with.
Each day that I rise and there's movement in my body and clarity in my mind, I am grateful.
When I run to my overflowing closet where there are shoes, bags, hats, coats, and clothes galore, I am grateful.
When I can pick up the phone and call my parents, just to say "Hello" and "I love you"... I am grateful.
When I rush my butt to work daily even though I'm supposed to be here at 9:30 and I trail in at 10:21 and no one says, "Hey you're late!", I am grateful.
When my eyes overflow with tears from guilt and misery, I know I still have feelings and concern for myself and others, I am grateful.
When I can withdraw at least $20 from my checking account, I am grateful.
When there's food in my cabinets, my freezer and my fridge and it's food that I love to eat, I am grateful.
Each night that I am able to say "Thank You Lord for another day", there's relationship, and I am grateful.
When I laugh so hard it hurts or smile so much that my cheek muscles tense, I am grateful.
For the eyes I see with, the ears I hear with, my soft skin that feels, my nose that picks up on the pleasant and not so pleasant NYC aromas, and my wonderful taste buds (I couldn't live without ya), I am grateful.
***I will be alone this holiday. Everyone who I normally spend holidays with is either away or working. However I am never lonely. My relationships with the Creator, my family and friends leaves me no lonely time. There is no such thing as coincidence and I know that everything that happens, happens for a reason. I know that this holiday I am purposed to spend time with myself. As the ending of the year is approaching, I plan to do some self-reflection, some inner work and meditation on my current blessings and those to come.
For those who read this, smile, nod or transfer to another web page after reading this, I know you were here, I hope you have been enlightened, I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, for you...
I am grateful.