It means to celebrate oneself.
It means to be grateful.
Our focus on the insignificant is blurring out all that is magnificent around us, so I decided to say, “life is grand,” at every nuance of this world that dares to interfere with my happiness. It is my attempt at bullish humor in the face of adversity, after completing a 90 day #gratitudechallenge. I caught myself finishing the statement “life is grand” with, “and then it get better,” just to reaffirm an attitude of gratitude regardless of the circumstances that I see around me. This biblical principle is my anchor: 2 Timothy 1:7
God didn't give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving, and self-controlled.(CEB) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV) God didn't give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment. (GW)
My purpose behind this blog is rooted in a self-scripted mantra that keeps me alert, and hopeful. This blog title defines my perspective on life, which is as long as I get another opportunity at experience a full day, I can rely on this truth: it will, and always does, get better.
I get it, though. None of us are oblivious to the current state of quick tempers, and flaring micro-aggressions, forcing some of us to slap a smile on our faces (for how emotionally exhausting that is.) We auto-feed our “posi-vibes” through every social media timeline possible. We go “live,” and grant our screens too much emotional real estate. I’m simply over it. We are totally missing out on improving our lives because we aren’t pouring into what keeps us grateful. We get an exchange of the best of each other when choose to addressing each other with: love, joy, peace, gentleness, truthfulness, self-control, kindness, patience and goodness. Have you noticed? Almost every interaction we are participants of some sort. I believe we can change the world if we are more cognizant of it. I share my approach to life with enthusiastic vigor because I believe the lessons I’ve learned beckoned a renewed mindset and spiritual stamina like never before. I believe that we honor each other when we learn from each other thru open, honest, loving and authentic conversations. When we help each other refer to God’s presence in our lives. For me, I just want to point people to the truth. My life changed bit by bit the more I said “life is grand,” in tough times. It meant something different every time, but the result remained the same. The more I saw God’s evident hand and authority in my life, the easier it was to say this mantra as my daily way to say, “Thank you God for giving me everything I need. Whether in good times or in bad, I trust you completely with my life.”
thankful to share this with you and hope you come back often to visit. Go to my contact page and drop a DM, tweet me, come to Atlanta and let’s go grab some coffee and eat at a trendy foodies spot. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about the future and current cultural events, tech, tips on positive self-talk and entrepreneurship, and motherhood. Talk soon! :>
the blog’s mission
To spark the mind and hearts; and to share how to intentionally take account of all there is to be grateful for through sharing my stories which reflect my personal measures in cultivating an attitude of gratitude.