All posts tagged: intentional

Single Word Sunday – Begin

It must’ve been about 12:30am. As I clamber into bed and pull the duvets up my chest (with one foot out, of course), I use my arms to fluff up my duvets and aerate the covers, and I just air out what’s been on my mind. A pep talk, if you will. *Context* From the month of July, I made the decision and commitment (to myself) to begin this project and that I would press on. No matter the weather, no matter the mood, that I would continue to create. And looking back, it was brave and oh so worth it. I say this because, around that time I’d been experiencing bouts of motivation and lack thereof, and in times past, I admit, I would let this stagnate me. 7months into the year and I finally took a stand. And looking back, I’m glad that I did. *End of context* Why? Well, for several reasons but most of all, because 4 weeks in (August), I can look back on the content I created and committed …

Single Word Sunday – Gratitude

I’ve had a change of heart this past month, and it’s been with me focusing on gratitude. And granted, this isn’t the first time I’ve thought about being grateful, but I did notice a simple yet significant difference between gratefulness and ungratefulness. And I am convinced that being grateful is more of a state of mind. The difference between ungratefulness and gratitude is this – when you are grateful, you are content. You are appreciative. And you’re likely to focus on the good instead of the bad. When you’re ungrateful or you don’t take into account the things you ought to be grateful for, it’s much easier to remain on the end of spectrum where things are never enough.The end where we take stock of all that’s gone wrong and things we wished were different. “What separates privilege from entitlement is Gratitude” But if we flip the coin to the side where gratitude is customary, we find appreciation for the things we have. This includes the seemingly mundane things which we often consider the default …