How to Start a Gratitude Journal and Embrace It + Giveaway

I’ve always been a journal-er. I remember as a child, I used to write down my inner most thoughts in my journal or diary. I stopped journaling for a while, and started focusing on my blog. However, last year I … Continue reading

Write Block Wednesday: April Weekly Writing Prompts

It’s time again! The Write Block Wednesdays returns for the month of April! Here are four writing prompts for you to jump kick writer’s block and write freely. This month’s theme is GRATITUDE. There’s something about spring time that makes me … Continue reading

Teach Me How to Love: Charlotte Life & Relationship Coach schools readers on lessons in new book

Troy Spry’s mission is simple. According to his Web site, Xklusive Thoughts, its mission is “to first inspire people to become better people so that they can become better mates which will foster an environment for better relationships and ultimately … Continue reading

How can I help children get excited to read?

Imagine sitting in a classroom as a child, and your teachers tells you that it’s time for independent reading. You choose a book, but it takes you a little while longer because the type of book you are looking for … Continue reading

The Do’s & Don’ts to Creating a Vision Board

Last week, I hosted a vision board party, and invited a few of my friends. I’ve created vision boards on and off for a few years. Are you familiar with a vision board? Yes, then you are in great shape. … Continue reading

Lessons Learned | Magic Happens when Girls Write In

  Have you ever attended an event, and left it saying, “Dang, I actually learned something!” If you haven’t had that pleasure, then you my dear are missing something serious. It was magical! Last Friday, I attended Conversationalist & Blogger … Continue reading

Truth be Told: Here’s 10 Reasons Why I’m Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

Today is the day when you gather with your close friends and family, and reflect on the things or moments that you are thankful for in your life. Since I don’t live too close to my family, I normally spend Thanksgiving with my sorority sister’s family. They took me in on the holidays and special events. Instead of having dinner Thursday, my family is taking a more contemporary approach and having dinner Saturday (my sister works retail). I digress.

I wanted to share with you all 10 reasons why I’m thankful this year.

  1. God
    I have always had a relationship with God. However, I am building a stronger and closer relationship with Him.
  2. Health
    My health is extremely important, and if you read my post last week then you read my challenge to lead a healthier life. Since then, I have been working on eating healthier meals, watching my portion size, removing salt from my daily diet, and finding non-traditional ways to move more (ie. pulling weeds out of my garden, creating an assembly line to stuff bags for work, and taking an extra walk around the building).
  3. My Family & Real Friends
    My family and friends mean everything to me. They have all shaped my life to make me who I am today.
  4. TWH
    He’s just awesome that’s all!
  5. My Career with 4-H
    I’ve been blessed with a great new career in 4-H. I’ve watched myself grow from being a bashful, list taker to a more verbal, confident person.
  6. Sanctuary Charlotte Church
    I’ve experienced the majority of my spiritual growth this year. I’m reading and learning more about His word.
  7. Support System of Writers
    One thing I’ve learned is that it’s important to have a support system in everything that you do. Sure, you can do it by yourself, but it helps to have a support team to cheer you on or push you just a little harder.
  8. A Serving Heart
    I love serving and making a difference in the community. I’m extremely thankful to be able to serve effortlessly.
  9. Sorority Sisters
    My sorority sisters, especially 7 Degrees, are a group of women willing to put their personal thoughts and feelings aside for the betterment of one cause – to enhance the quality of life in the community.
  10. Ability to Write
    As I wrap up Daily Navigation‘s first draft, I am thankful for the ability to be able to write. Tuesday night, I met one of my favorite authors, Omar Tyree, at Cocktails & Conversation hosted by Fly T Entertainment in Charlotte. I was in total awe. He was one of the reasons why I started writing.

Now, it’s your turn. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

P.S. This is the response to The Write Block writing prompt for yesterday.