Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] May I remember how much I have

May I remember how much I have by remembering how much I have to give. May I not be tempted by smaller things but serve my larger mission of forgiveness and love. Marianne Williamson

Gratitude

When all hell has broken loose and I feel that it's all over or ready to
pack it all in. I remember to be grateful

I start small

I woke up this morning

I am well

All my limbs are in tact

I can see the birds outside my door waiting to share my banana with them

I have clear thoughts

I can swallow

I have a place to live

The car starts

There are fruits in the refrigerator

I have a place to live

I have keys to unlock and maybe that is the key

Having gratitude for everything and every place that I have been

I am grateful for good friends

For coconut bake and salt fish

And bread from the lady from First Citizens bank who gives me one just
because

I am ever grateful for activists + allies+ people using their voices for
movements because we are worthy of so much more

I am grateful for the trees + the air+ the Savannah on a Saturday morning +
Chaguramas run on Sunday

I am grateful for plane rides across the world to places that I have only
ever dreamed of

Oh to be grateful for the memories and the blessings.

For the heartbreak that is now behind me

I am grateful for the terrible days birthed by appreciation for tomorrow
always coming

I am grateful for sunshine + rain for friends turned to family

Oh I am grateful oh so grateful to be whole healthy and here

Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/11/2016 12:12:00 pm

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