I thought I shared my final Gratitude Journal, but so much has been on my mind, I forgot to post…
Here are the 5 things that I am grateful for today…
1. My daughter’s childcare…
They are a low-income, non-profit organization for single mothers and families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. They provide the children with breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day; diapers & wipes are also provided! For parents in school, services are free, with a commitment to attend parent support classes, which they provide, and to complete monthly volunteer work and clean up at the childcare. They have been a major blessing to me and my family!!!!!
2. Older Adults
So much wisdom, strength, knowledge, understanding, and their many stories. I wasn’t blessed to have my grandparents in my life. I met my maternal grandfather, but I was to young to remember. I appreciate those who have grandparents in their lives and those who value older adults. They are national treasures and should be treated as such.
3. The #blacklivesmatter movement
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As a Black American, who does not know ancestry, due to the oppressive manner, that my ancestors were brought to this country, I will never understand how you can’t support members of your nation, your country; as a patriot. I may never know who my ancestors were because there was no Census of people of color.
To be oppressed, to be discriminated against, are only understood when you experience it. There are different levels of oppression, but it is still oppression. It hurts! It alters your self-esteem for generations after generations! That is why everyone should support the #blacklivesmatter movement. It is about standing up for those who are being discriminated against.
4. Pride Festival 2017
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Pride parades (also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals) for the LGBT community are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Most pride events occur annually, and many take place around June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in modern LGBT social movements.
To those who have stood up for their rights… you are strong!
To those who advocate for those who are oppressed…. thank you for your support.
To those who continue to struggle with determining how to speak out about their sexual identity…. you are loved, strong, your opinion matters, and you should not have to feel like you should be scared, embarrassed, or guilty for being you!
I will never know the personal struggle of being LGBTQ+ but i do know what it is like to be oppressed, discriminated against, and called out of my name. It hurts! #LGBTQmatters
5. Reaching 1,000+ likes and over 1,000 views in the month of February!
I am truly honored for those who follow me in this blogging community. For every view, like, comment, and reblogs; thank you all so much for the support and the motivation to keep writing so I can accomplish my dreams.
Thank you all so much for reading and sharing in my self-care journey.