Kendrick Avant

Gratitude Journal Day #103: Tuesday, 1/12/21

Why keep a Gratitude Journal at all? (This is the saaaaaame intro for every Gratitude Journal entry. It’s here for the newbies to the journey.)

I try to start everyday with a Grateful heart. *duck face* Potna, I ain’t lying. You can check my IG accounts Queen/King. I get a lil raunchy on the Multiple_Sclerosis_Outlaw but I’m calmer, gentle with allthingsonelove. On both, I start my day sharing Gratitudes, stories of Gratitude and anything related to being Grateful. I’m dead ass serious about my Gratitudes because it keeps me present and accountable for my own energy. I recognize and appreciate the actions, words and energy of others intending me good. By starting my day with Gratitude, I have less MS pain, MS symptoms and MS depression because I’m actively pushing my thoughts towards a positive direction of Gratitude. My relationships with others are stronger because my Grateful ass notices what others do for me, to me, WITH me. *bows* I could go on and on and on and on about the benefits of being purposefully grateful buuuuuut… *whispers* Pssst, you know I wrote about it…

link to How I Know Gratitude Works!

Why I chose THIS to start my day…

Aight. *rolls neck, cracks knuckles* What I am doing, SPUR of the moment, is increasing my Gratitudes by ONE every day THIS week. πŸ€žπŸΎπŸ–€ Why? I feel so much good is POPPING, I need to step my own game UP. I mean, my freaking life is AWESOME and maybe I never noticed it before but DAAAAAAAMN, do I see shit NOW. 😒 What else have I missed? BEFORE MS? After MS is obvious buuuuuut…. πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ‘‘ Yo. πŸ˜‘ I’m SERIOUS AF. Yesterday was 5 Gratitudes (I usually do 3). Today, 6. Tomorrow, 7… #YouGetIt

6.) Yesterday’s conversation about MS 😭 – Dude hit me with a banger of a story. I opened the convo to MS and from there, he took off. His wife of 28 years passed from MS complications. He told me about the memory loss, her struggles to sleep, pain she suffered through and how she held on to being an RN for Alzheimer’s patients to keep her sanity. They spent everything, did ALL the medz, made the trips to specialists but she worsened until she was gone. THAT fucked me up. (No healthcare for me.) I’m grateful I was able to listen, hear, feel his story because I know it felt good to him. My heart and soul are soaring but my mind didn’t trip or shake with fear. Instead, I LITERALLY kept telling myself, “That’s why I don’t do Western Medicine. I KNOW this story. I am NOT this story.” πŸ’ͺ🏾

5.) Somebody, GROWN, called my disabled ass a “Growth Coach”. – *bows* I sincerely enjoy talking, writing, texting, emailing, Zoom’ing on Gratitude Journals and how it changed my perspective. I tell my potnas and nem too. 😎 When the homie thanked me for being a GROWTH COACH… Shhhhiiiiiiiid, I sat up from bed and started moving for the day! 🀣

4.) 5min meditations are BACK! At ONE point, I was doing at least 10min of meditation. EVERY morning. I felt great, body felt good, thought I was seeing ancestors and stuff. Then came the new J-O-B, yoga certification courses, TEFL certification, social circle changed and suddenly I’m grateful and CRAZY active. My meditations fell off to save time and I was doing TIMED 1-3min instead of 10min or just not even timing it. Well, 3 days in a row, I’ve done UNtimed, 5min meditations and the effects are calming, soothing and accomplishment worthy. Sometimes; actually, quite a damn bit, I get lost in “doing too much” and neglect my wellness. I’m on THAT now. 😊

3.) Disposal working – Brooooooo. I just KNEW it would be several hundred dollars when plumber came. We haven’t used it since September when DEM kids got a dime or something jammed in it. Finally, we were ready to pay for its repair and BOOM! That mug is WORKING. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

2.) My new schedule is AWESOME – Look, I’m a morning guy. Easy to be a morning guy when you wake EVERY 2-3hrs and laying in bed causes muscle spasms. Well, I REALLY wanted the 8a-4:30p time slot but didn’t make it. I got 10a-6:30p. Day one was πŸ“›πŸ“›πŸ“›. I got up, early as usual, but I had time to do everything. Since I’ve BEEN grinding 8a-6:30p all training, I was used to the end time. #LoveIt

1.) Learned a way to be faster at work – Did it by MYSELF too! *blows fingers* Okay, *deep breathe* NOW, we’ll see if it works TODAY too. If so, I got something EXTRA to add that might make da lil disabled homie even FASTER. πŸ€žπŸΎπŸ€žπŸΎπŸ€žπŸΎπŸ€œπŸΎπŸ€›πŸΎ

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