GRATITUDE

THE QUALITY OF BEING THANKFUL; READINESS TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR AND RETURN KINDNESS. -Google

As adults, it is so easy to forget to stop and be appreciative and thankful because we tend to get caught up in the day to day art of survival. It is often not until we experience times like this (coronavirus epidemic) that we take inventory of all that we should be so very thankful for.

I firmly believe there are no guarantees in life. I believe taking things for granted means, I am not grateful. I believe failure to show gratitude closes me to bigger and better opportunities to evolve as a human being. As such, each day I roll out of bed I take a few seconds just to say thank you and recognize all that I have to be grateful for. I also encourage my daughters to express gratitude on a regular basis.


So, let’s practice some gratitude together! If you want to do it the way I do it, pump up Kehlani’s Thank You, and write down at least 3-5 things you are thankful for.

Here is my list for today:

MY HEALTH

A home that allows me to comfortably practice social distancing

THE GIFT OF DRIVE

The gift of curiosity

The gift of compassion

A supportive mother

The ability to provide food for my daughter

reliable transportation

THE GIFT OF DETERMINATION

Clean water

MY LIFE

From this point forward take a moment each day to stop and express gratitude for at least one thing in your life. Saying thank you goes a long way!

Much love,

Tonza

Drop some gratitude in the comments section!

Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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  1. I’m grateful for life and all that God provides for me and my family. I’m grateful for my family, for my oldest Son’s Birthday today! Grateful for food, water, love, peace, joy and the air I breathe. I’m so grateful for knowing that God loves me, and He really cares about me!

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