I Am Thankful for: The Idle Moments

The universe meets me in the idle moments, each time I take an extended break. That’s when I gain the most clarity. I told The Answered Prayer. “The universe meets you in all your idle moments these days.” He responded. This is a broad overview of the conversation we had before I left in early June. It wasn’t until…

I’m Thankful For: Freedom

This year, I had a few realizations that I have not written about yet. I have only verbally shared some of those realizations with a handful of friends. Some realizations require backstory in order to grasp the depth of the realization, others I am in the midst of understanding deeper and some I am not…

I’m Thankful For: Self Acceptance

The weekend felt ordinary. Late Monday night I realized more happened below the surface than I could see. I was home more then I was out. The 3 intentional activities that I did, were filled with open, positive people who are more strangers than acquaintances or friends. As we talked, each person shed light on…

I’m Thankful For: Chance Encounters

Last week my friend was in town. I’ll call her the traveler. It was late July in 2014 when I met her. She was in town visiting a friend and I had just gotten back from my month of writing. I debated going out that night, to visit my friend at his restaurant, but I decided to…

I’m Thankful For: New Shoes

I have recommitted myself to the habit of working out daily. Thus far, I have only been able to work out 2-3 times a week, because of my schedule. But, I celebrate the fact that started the habit. I am enjoying working out and I have extended the amount of time I work out, which…

I’m Thankful for: Mentors

There is a moment on everyone’s journey where we get lost, don’t know what direction to choose or question our strength.

I’m Thankful for: Singlehood

Today’s Thankful Thursday has been on my mind for a month. Singlehood, depending on your age and gender, has different societal constructs and personal meanings that change at different stages of life. Often articles list reasons why we should enjoy being single to help someone get through a breakup. Other articles discuss the importance of…

I’m Thankful For: Quality Time & Quality Friends

I’m experiencing an abundance of joy and I do not know where to begin? I work diligently towards my goals, but I forget to look around at the life that I am building. Location was the pause I needed to see the love and light in my life. Life is filled with beauty. I realized…

I’m Thankful for: Sincere Friends

Being home this weekend was a great break from living and working on location. It was so nice to spend quality time with two of my close friends and have a home cooked meal. These are simple every day joys that I have always enjoyed, but I enjoy them even more. Being on location provides…

I’m Thankful For: Clarity

I have worked on location three times in six years. My earlier experiences on location each pointed me towards an area of my life that I needed to explore further. This current experience has brought overall clarity in all aspects of my life, specifically in the areas that I have worked on these past three…

I am Thankful for: The Good Samaritan

Violence and more violence. Deep sigh. History is no longer repeating itself with each generation; it’s now repeating itself in shorter amounts of time. I have a lot of thoughts on all this violence and it’s systematic causes. I don’t want to bring up arguments or play into rhetoric because there is enough of it…

It’s Thanksgiving!

It’s Thankful Thursday and it’s Thanksgiving! Today is one of my favorite holidays. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful day filled with joy and love. I hope the joy and love you feel today is felt everyday of your life. Take a moment today to think of the blessings or positive…

I am Thankful for: Healthcare

Happy Thursday! For the month of November I am focusing on my health. The universe has turned my perspective on it’s side and allowed me to look at my health and concept of health with new eyes. I have been sick for three weeks. Getting sick started gradually with pure exhaustion, then became what felt like a…

I’m Thankful for: Water

It is Thankful Thursday; a day I set aside to write about what I am thankful for. Throughout each day I think express gratitude for what I am thankful for as I encounter each moment. When looking at life with a grateful eye, you have little time to think about what you do not enjoy…