Gratitude might fix that Attitude

”You can kick rocks wit’ all them negative thots/thoughts.”

Say the above sentence like an old southern lady.

*Laughs

Gratitude is everything.

What are you grateful for today?

Since the beginning of the year I have been writing seven things that I am grateful for each day. Being grateful is a part of my self-care routine and helps me to maintain a positive attitude.

Below is my gratitude list for today and a link to Auntie O’s thoughts on gratitude.

  1. the ladies in my Barre class
  2. camo leggings
  3. My homie who jammed with me to The Carters – Nice this morning from his car (I like it loud sometimes.)
  4. Baby oil
  5. the ability to hear
  6. Vultures (the underrated clean up crew of nature)
  7. another chance to be here on Earth in this form

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/oprahs-gratitude-journal-oprah-on-gratitude



Advertisements

Selfish

Attempting to shelf me, only interested in my selfie

Selfish selfish 

Your surface level attraction not enough for my satisfaction

“You a selfish ass woman”

You damn right

Not built to make you a believer

I am no Mrs. Clever and this ain’t Leave it to Beaver

Mister – fix it your damn self

My energy is heaven sent and better spent on these babies

I’m teaching them to be selfish 

To say no

To never let a lame impede their flow

To know their truth and not let genetics or kinetics get in the way of their destiny

Infinite evolution in motion

Energetic billionaire with millions of minutes 

Are you just mad cause I won’t spend them on you?

“You a selfish ass woman”

Yup and you can catch these hands just like that fear

Self-defense 


Writer’s Note: Been boppin’ to Selfish by Little Simz all am. *laughs like Regine from Living Single  Hit the link and bop with me -selfishly. *sings Cleo Sol’s parts extra loud and dances like a pageant mom “My best friend is I… I’m so selfish.”


Present

Here we are 

Here we are 

Sister nature sat in solitude in the center of my solar plexus 

Nurturing me with golden yellow light 

Her motherly nature a gift from her mother, Nature 

Here we are

Here we are 

Love from your core and let that light pour in more and more 

Here we are 

Here we are


Self Portrait #499

I take many self-portraits. My favorite photographer asked me what I was trying to capture here.

What was I trying to capture?

What did I capture?

In this particular moment I had no where to be, no emails to response to, no disputes to settle, no brainstorming sessions- nothing.

I’m thankful for the responsibilities that I have chosen to take on but damn, it feels good to put it on pause for a moment.

I was remembering to just be. The sunshine was out and the breeze was blowing. Freshly washed and styled hair and my makeup free face amplified deep feelings of clear headedness or the clarity of mind I felt… feel.

Clarity – my favorite kind of charity. *Laughs

The abstract pattern the shadows casted on the wall made me think of my own journey. I am identifying and breaking my own patterns of darkness in efforts to make space and further open my heart to the light, creating my own abstracted pattern of varying hues of internal illumination. They need each other, the rays of light and darkness, for contrast and interest.

It’s my responsibility to manage my inner light and I do, with the help of earthly and heavenly guidance. ( Thank y’all kindly. *smiles wide)

What was I trying to capture here?

What did I capture here?

I captured my wholeness in every sense of the verb.

From the inter webs via The New Oxford American Dictionary

Writer’s Note: I wrote example sentences to each meaning of the word capture- it felt divine and maybe I’ll circle back and share another time. O and yes- Happy Valentine’s Day mothacluckas.



3 lights in a dark house

Beaten

Bullied 

Broken

Somehow the tribe survived 

Blessed 

Blossoming 

Beloved

Somehow the tribe thrived

Writer’s note: Some Earthlings create from the deep chasms of pain they have experienced here in this dimension, turning ugliness into golden beauty.  In creating they are healing themselves and those around them. (The alchemy of art is everything.) Creating to elevate. We are okay and healing takes time.

Mermaid in the forest

The ocean seems to always find me, even in the middle of a New York forest.

These experiences are connected.

These experiences are connection.

I reflect on the connectedness of it all as leaves fall in that classically beautiful way that they do.

The ocean always seems to find me and for that I am grateful.