Category: gratitude

Many Many Thanks:D

I just wanted to take a minute and thank these bloggers for their generous nominating me for awards🐿💚🍂🍃!

Just Bacon nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award 🐿🍂💚🙏🏼 Thank you for thinking of me!

Beckie’s Mental Mess nominated me for The Mystery Blogger Award! Thank you lovely; I can’t begin to express how much I admire you!

Thank you also to my dear friend and truly talented (NEWLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!) Darnell for his sweet shoutout to me:) Found here:D!!

Thank you, again! I’m humbly honored to receive such numerous awards! You all are so special to me!!


Happy Fryay!!!

Fridays, French Fries, & Yay!! What’s not to smile about??!!!

When there’s the rest of life staring you vigorously in your face, and you’ve barely had any coffee… This amazing article will pop in your head, and WHHAALLAAAAA, magically you’re a pixie dust fairy.


This article is super insightful, though; and, I’m sure will prove to be helpful.

Check it out here 😀

What Are Your Emotions Really Telling You? | Brighter Path Counseling

This is profound:

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts. 
— Read on

Gratitude Journal 08/07/19

Today, what am I grateful for?

  • My morning glory blooms
  • Refunds
  • Cool mornings
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Silly kids
  • Kindness of dogs
  • Storybots
  • Washers
  • Wednesdays
  • Unexpected happy mail
  • Chocolate
  • Apple products
  • Bell peppers
  • Good news
  • Tide Pods

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 


. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Eventful Friday

Good Moring yall 😀 These photos were taken from the Pexels free library:D

I just wanted to share my positive vibes with you! My weekend has blessed me far beyond what I thought it would. It feels amazing when that happens, doesn’t it? I sure hope your weekend has been good to you thus far:D!! I know I’m sending you love and all my warmest hugs! If you smell something funny, it’s probably me too close. I was already out walking today and it’s a bit warm. I promise I don’t smell that bad though.

Here’s what’s happened that’s placed such a happiness in my heart. Yesterday morning, I waited to hear from a friend, to see if she’d watch my girls while i attended a meeting with my business partner ( boss and boyfriend). It was about eleven, when I got the great news that she’d be able to. I was beyond excited because I had been trying to “meet her” for years. I now finally had the opportunity and with a great reason!

“Meet” anymore is such a unique word. According to M-W Dictionary, meet means the following:



\ ˈmēt  \
met\ ˈmet  \meeting

Definition of meet

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1ato come into the presence of FIND met him as a stranger on a plane
bto come together with especially at a particular time or place I’ll meet you at the station
cto come into contact or conjunction with JOIN There is where the brook meets the river.
dto appear to the perception ofa pungent odor … met his nostrils— S. E. White
2to encounter as antagonist (see ANTAGONIST sense 1) or foe OPPOSE met the heavyweight in a successful bout
3to enter into conference, argument, or personal dealings with
4to conform to especially with exactitude and precision a concept to meet all requirements
5to pay fully SETTLE could not meet his loans— Waldo Frank
6to cope with was able to meet every social situation
7to provide for enough money to meet our needs
8to become acquainted with I want you to meet my sister.
10to receive or greet in an official capacity. The president met the prime minister at the White House.

intransitive verb

1ato come face-to-face That’s the restaurant where they met.
bto come together for a common purpose ASSEMBLE The delegates met at the convention.
cto come together as contestants, opponents, or enemies The candidates met for their debate.
2to form a junction or confluence the lines meet in a point
3to occur together many graces and many virtues meet in her
meet halfway

to compromise with

meet with

to be subjected to ENCOUNTER the proposal met with opposition



Definition of meet (Entry 2 of 3)

1the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports
2a competition in which individuals match skills



Definition of meet (Entry 3 of 3)

precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance very proper


We meet online, but not necessarily face to face. Anyway, I meet my friend, Helen nearly four years ago, and just met her face to face yesterday. The drive was nearly an hour. The girls were pretty content in the car; and mommy was a bit anxious driving where she hadn’t before. I was determined to not allow the fear and anxiety to control my day though. Guess what, I got through it!

Upon arriving, I was able to appreciate the scenery of corn fields and wide open space. I knew that lifestyle all too well, having grown up in a similar setting. My girls weren’t accustomed to it. Our “yard” is too small; and they can see the city from very close by. Personally, I think it’s a wonderful idea to integrate a variety of experiences into a child’s life. I defiantly wish for my girls to understand and appreciate other lifestyles and customs than their own.

The ride back was tremendously enjoyable. First and foremost, adult conversation was great! HAHA~ Visiting with Helen was wonderful, she’s such a sweet lady. I do believe my girls have adopted her as ‘grandma’ already. I knew my boo would be waiting for me when I returned to my home, which had my heart melting and in such butterflies.

All these years later, and after all that we’ve been through, he’s still the reason I laugh and smile and run into people and daydream. He challenges me to be bigger than I am, and to do more … to try, and learn. I know the cliche is that “he completes me”, but he really does! Any of you who’ve truly paid attention to how I’ve been can see the drastic difference. No it’s not HIS responsibility to make me happy. No it’s not been HIM that’s done so… but, for those of you who’ve found your “soul’s mate”…. can understand what it’s like to be apart… and to reunite again.

Upon returning home, Chad was waiting for me. God he looked so yummy! He’s Puerto Rican, so his jet black curls, dark suntanned skin. He’s got a slightly bad boy grin and a walk that says ” I can handle myself if I have too!” Yeah, that’s just the beginning. He drives me crazy.

What I thought was going to be a business meeting and dinner, turned out to be a perfect date night. We had gotten to the Embassy Suites Hotel, and realized we were a few weeks early for the meeting ( HA HA, I need to be discuss secretarial work with him) so we headed out for a bite to eat.

Talks of our kids and business, artichoke and spinach dip, his life in the Army, and my challenge to not eat shrimp filled the waiting period. He’s my best friend, so when he gets a chance to crack a joke or dish out alittle `tude, he doesn’t miss the chance. He’s lucky he’s cute! 

After dinner, we took a detour through the back roads of Cleveland… along the train tracks. It was the coolest site; roads I’d never been on before. He enjoys that aimless exploration as much as I do; but, I hadn’t done so in quite some time.

When we returned back to my place, Helen had made plans with her children for the next day. She was picked up and taken home. It was such a pleasure to meet her.

Chad and I had watched Split ( HIGHLY RECOMMEND~) and had much needed adult time together.

What I loved the most about yesterday, and the valuable lesson that life taught me, was that there’s no need to stress if things don’t go according to plan… because what DOES happen, may become much more precious memories. It’s ok to not have things work out as we expected, because what’s meant to be, needs to be, and we need to get out of our own way to allow that to happen.


Saturdays events will follow in another blog post<3

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Gratitude Journal 07/30/19

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What am I grateful for today?

  1. Antiques
  2. Quietness
  3. Phones
  4. Handwritten Letters
  5. Stickers
  6. Car washers
  7. Scones
  8. Social Media
  9. French Dressing
  10. The Color Blue
  11. Computers
  12. Pavement
  13. Hugs
  14. Sun Glasses

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Gratitude Journal 07/26/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

  • Friends
  • Fridays
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Furry baby animals
  • Firsts
  • Fresh cut grass
  • Finger foods
  • Finger painting
  • Free stuff
  • Finally Friday Feeling
  • Fireplaces
  • Fun Fonts

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

“Bubbles:) There, helped you smile didn’t I?! Does it every time! “


“Just once, in your lifetime, do something unrepayable, for someone else. It’ll change his/her life and yours. ”

Nova 🙏🏼

Gratitude Journal 07/24/19

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What am I grateful for today??

Each & every one of you!!!

I honestly mean that from the bottom of my heart! Blogging has saved me time and time again.. But, without readers… I wouldn’t have had the encouragement, support, hugs, and unbelievable love that I so desperately needed. You guys are so patient and thoughtful, so inspiring and talented… And utterly amazing! I’m so honored to be apart of a such a unified and solid group of talented artists. I’m so grateful for every like, visit, comment, participation, and reader!! I’m so grateful for all of you!

Gratitude Journal 07/22/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

  • A break in the heatwave
  • Fresh mornings
  • Signs of victory
  • Alexa
  • Siri
  • Refrigerator
  • Google maps
  • Lighters
  • Pennies
  • Rainy Days
  • Brown eyes
  • Quietness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson