It’s the last day of May and before we enter June, *half way through 2017, whoa* I just want to take a moment and recognize all the things I have to be thankful/happy for. So here’s a little alphabet challenge:
A-Z Gratitude Challenge:
A – Art; the only way I know how to express myself, whether it’s writing, drawing, painting, or creating
B – Blogging + Books; I’m happy to have found an outlet where I can share my thoughts and inspire people. For writers who also have the power of inspiring others and spreading their wisdom through books.
C – Carnival; A Caribbean festival which happens in the Summer for our island (Antigua). The first time I participated in the parade wearing a costume it felt magical. I love this experience! * can’t wait to do it in other parts of the region/world*
D – Dogs (more like puppies); They may be a man’s best friend, but I love ’em too.
E – Eating, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE FOOD. Alfredo pasta, fried chicken + french fries and curry chicken + white rice happens to be my favorites.
F – Family + Friends (this should speak for itself)
G – Good hair days; ever since I went natural besides wearing braids, good hair days have been a dime a dozen *lol* But when the twist out is actually BOMB there’s no stopping me!
H – Home + Health; I don’t know about you guys but I’m in love with my home…it’s more than just a house. I love everything about it and kudos to my mom in being a low-key “interior decorator”. I’ve also never broken a bone or known to have any major health complications, so for that I’m super grateful.
I – Island life; as much as I dream of big cities and adventure, the laid back feel of island life is something I adore. Snow storms? Tornadoes? etc none of that over here except one or two hurricanes.
J – Jokes + Journals; I love laughing and I’m thankful for those of you who make me laugh even when I don’t want to. Journals for having a place to write my thoughts, ideas, plans/goals and secrets that I can’t share.
K – Kisses; first thing that came to my mind *lol* Knowledge as well.
L – Life; who isn’t happy to be alive? Each day is a gift I’m most grateful for.
M – Music; There’s really a song for every mood you’re in or want to be in.
N – Netflix + Nature; We knew this was coming, at least for Netflix. Binge watching shows is my thing. Nature helps to relax me by simply sitting outside and taking in the fresh air and views.
O – Opportunities; Each opportunity I’ve been granted thus far in life I’m thankful for. Without those I wouldn’t be half the person I am now.
P – Pizza (Pepperoni w/ Pineapples); of course one of these letters had to be something food related.
Q – Quiet days + Quotes; some days I enjoy my own company; just me and my thoughts. I’m also a quote hoarder, where I find most my inspiration.
R – Readers; I appreciate every single one of you who take the time out to actually read my blog. Thanks for your support and feedback, hope you continue to enjoy.
S – Sun, Sea, Sand; something about the beach just makes me so happy. It’s my go to place.
T – Technology; As lazy as I am I’m definitely grateful for the advances in the tech world
U – Uniqueness; “No one is you and that is your power.”
V – Vacations; I’m thankful for my parents initiative of taking a trip yearly while I was young. I only hope as I get older that I have the means to do the same.
W – Wine, the best thing ever; slowly developing a love for Red. Only sweet tho, keep that dry stuff.
X – eXercise; I may hate it sometimes but working out usually helps to boost my mood. Plus when you start seeing results you don’t want to stop.
Y – Yellow; have you ever seen the color yellow on a dark skin girl? I love how bright it is and it just oozes happiness to me. One of my favorite colors also happens to be mustard *I need more clothes in this color*.
Z – Zeal; the passion I have for all the things in which I love to do.
*phew* I know it was a long list, but thanks for reading!
Don’t forget to take time out regularly to show some gratitude.
*Feel free to complete this challenge*
Appreciation goes a long way!
Stay Blessed and continue being great for the rest of 2017.