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LaTonya’s Gratitude Journal – Issue #2

by LaTonya in Inspiration & Play

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What a wonderful week this has been – chock full of writing and healing for me. I am so glad to be alive, right here, right now, doing just what I’m doing right now – writing!  Why did I wait so long to get started doing this?

I am still in the process of getting the site up and running and look forward to adding more splashes of color to it soon.  I’m thankful for the comments from JaneRadriges on my very first article posted for publication on this blog.  Her comment helped remind me about how much I love to write and share with others and about how healing the process of sharing is for me.  KattyBlackyard’s comment also helped remind me of what a powerful medium the internet can be for world change.  Thanks gals!

I am also thankful for Cindy, a personal friend and confidant of mine, and founder of The Angels on Earth Ministries,  a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to “helping us be The Angels On Earth that we truly are and helping people come together with the compassion and the grace of the Divine that is within each and every one of us”.  www.theangelsonearth.org.  Cindy is a powerhouse dynamo, an inspiration and a blessing to our world!  She’s also one the first to have encouraged me regarding this site and for that, I thank her.

As I write today, I am reminded of the many people around me that play such a wonderful role in my life each and every day:  Mother, Dad, Charles, Diane, Jim, Michael, Phyllis, Steven, Brian, Keri, Dave, Milton, Jamal, Laurel, Patty, Elmas, Noah, Ann, Tom, Corina, Chucky, Matthew, Uncle Ernest, aunt Karen…the list goes on and on.  Some inspire me, some help me heal, and some encourage me.  Some serve as role models, some know how to prod me into action, and some help by simply being there and accepting me as I am.  Some teach me, some fix my website, some give me advice and some add humor to my day by making me laugh.  Some cook for me, some nurture me, some tell me what I need to hear and some lend freely of their own creative talents for the betterment of my life.  I’m glad to take this moment to go within to send my ethereal “Thank You”s, soul-to-soul, to both the listed individuals and those to come who bring so many blessings to my life.  Thank you for adding such sweetness, diversity and fabulous flavor to my life!

By the way, I’m also really thankful for free inspirational poem websites like www.indianchild.com .

Here’s a brief poem that serves two purposes. First, it describes some of what the friends I’ve thanked today have done for me and, second, it expresses what’s in my heart for myself, humanity, and anyone who might be reading this – all fellow travelers with me on the journey of life….

I’ll Be Here

I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away;
But let me stay and take your hand
And walk with you today
.

I’ll listen when you need to talk,
I’ll wipe away your tears;
I’ll share your worries when they come,
I’ll help you face your fears.

I’m here and I will stand by you,
On each hill you have to climb;
So take my hand, let’s face the world…
And live just one day at a time.

You’re not alone, for I’m still here,
I’ll go that extra mile;
And when your grief is easier,
I’ll help you learn to smile!

– Author Unknown
www.indianchild.com

Be a fabulous day today!

Love, peace and blessings,
LaTonya

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