The Message Today Is Gratitude

IMG_0642AThank you are two words that should always be said when we wake up in the morning and before we go to bed. Thank you for having had a wonderful day regardless of how dreadful the day was, thank you for having lived another day and talk about it.

Saying thank you is not a fixture of your imagination. It is the heartfelt gesture that should always utter your contentment, appreciation for whatever you received or given. The reciprocal act of kindness that dignifies those who practices it. It is joy, conviction and love. It is the feel good moment of indescribable appreciation for understanding, care, patience, fellowship, smile, children, grandchildren, family and enemies…ok, let’s not push it.

Saying thank you is to appreciate the job well done, friendship, support. It is not and should never be a chore or reward for a job well done. It should always be an automatic response of gratitude to even the minuscule act of things.

So while you are at it, say thank you for absolutely anything and everything. Thank you world. Thank you nature. Thank you life. Thank you Lord. Thank you mom and dad. Thank you sister and brother. Thank you granda and grandpa. Thank you nieces and nephews. Thank you my hero. Thank you professor. Thank you neighbor. Thank you! Thank you to whatever brings you joy, whatever makes you happy. Thank you, you are blessed!

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I am all about empowerment, inspiration, success, giving back, embodying love and she epitomizes all of that. These stories need to be told, shared. We need a few and perhaps, there a people more like her in the world. She is one amazing lady!

“When you love yourself, you don’t hurt other people. Hurt people hurt other people!”

Smile Right Back

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It was another beautiful day in mind and spirit, and it was smiling at you. Hope you smiled right back. Yes, the desert may be arduous to cross sometimes, the mountain steep leaving you to feel that your life is insignificant but it is often promising as there is always a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Keep going. Keep marching. Don’t look back. Open the door and smile at it and its purpose. Climb up the stairs of the restaurant. Celebrate its perfectly lined up menu and embrace it. Be grateful. Stay still. Move that mountain. Rejoice. Tomorrow is always another day but often beautiful. Don’t let the curtain go down on you. Smile right back at it.

Photo: Ouro River that runs through Porto and Vila Nova da Gaia, Portugal