My Gratitude Journal: Day 7 

So it is the final day that I am sharing my gratitude journal responses with you and and I am so thankful to each of you who have read, liked, and commented.

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 marchespride events, and pride festivals) for the LGBT community are events celebrating lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender (LGBTculture 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.[1]

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.

41 thoughts on “My Gratitude Journal: Day 7 

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  3. This post was definitely a bright spot for me. It’s helped pull me out of a slum, it’s so easy to drift through life verging on self pity or contempt. Something about your post just struck a chord. Most often thinking about the good things you have in life will make you feel better.

    1. I am so glad I could because it really did help me. I think I am going to do it again on my blog. I have been keeping one personally. Thank you for reading!

  4. I agree with everything you just said 100%, i cant tolerate hate either its ugly and damaging to those on the receiving end!. But Just to make it clear, because i dont agree with someones behaviour or lifestyle it dosn’t mean i hate them or dont wont them to have rights, i love all people. my heart dosn’t pump hate!. As for black people period not just African Americans, we have MUCH bigger problems to deal with!. Im going to stop now i can feel the inner marcus garvey coming out! lol
    much love, peace!

    1. Haha haha (Marcus Garvey) !!!!! I understand! I do think the problems are great for both, not equal, but they are similar. Thank you for the conversation!!!!

  5. Im not saying they shouldn’t have a voice, i think everyone should express them selves to the fullest! i just dont like the over promoting of homosexuality, that’s all, i would love to have a “debate” with you on this topic?. i respect that your trying to reach the masses, im trying to teach the masses.
    much love!

    1. I just have had so many arguements with people, and it effects my mood. I am on a self-care journey. my blog is to promote feeling good about who you are, no matter what that is. I never mind a debate, but LGBT+ rights and Donald Trump are two topics that have gotten me super hype because I just hate ignorance.
      Why do you think the promotion of homosexuality is a problem? What about lesbianism???
      Is there a difference? to some there is….
      Just asking

      1. You come across a beautiful soul and I dont want to bring any negative vibes to you!.. i hope your not a trump supporter? that would be heartbreaking for obvious reasons!. The questions you asked me are good! i understand why you asked me whether i have any problems with lesbianism, because you know im a straight man and some straight men that dont agree with male homosexuality have no problems with lesbianism (hypocritical). But i dont agree with homosexual behaviour period, but i must admit even though seeing two lesbians kiss does nothing for me and i dont agree with that behaviour, i would prefer to see two women kiss than two men kissing, but i digress. I cant go balls deep with them questions on here ill get banned or have the LGBT hit squad on my ass , pause,, is there anyway i can DM you on here? or i could just do a post on homosexuality and risk it…

      2. I understand that feeling. My father feels the same way. I just believe that no one should be denied rights. It’s not about agreeing with the lifestyle, it’s about equality.
        And no, i am definitely not a Trump supporter!!!! Absolutely not!!! Lol.
        I advise anyone to share their beliefs outside of rape, murder, inscest, and human trafficking you’re opinion is your own. No one can take that from anyone. Those are the things that I feel most would agree are horrific. Love is universal, and no one has the right to tell someone who to love.

      3. People that hate bash, those are the people that I can’t tolerate because it causes individuals to commit suicide, or feel that they are sin because of the way they are. To me, that’s not fair, and if it were my child, i would never want them to feel unworthy, unloved, discriminated against, or as if they are less than human. As African Americans, we know first hand what that feels like!

    1. That is your opinion and I believe that everyone has a voice, and should be able to express themselves. In the past, I would have probably questioned you and had a full on debate, but I am so over that. My goal is to reach the masses with the message of equality. #equalitymeansequality
      Thank you so much for reading!

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