I truly believe that life is simple... yet somehow, we have a tendency to assume that if we don't 'bleed, sweat or cry' for something, then it must be too good to be true... or it simply couldn't be meant for us...Why?! I have discovered however, that we deserve good things too, you know?! I... Continue Reading →
Free to be
The light of who I am radiates out of me, revealing my true self. Without the need for validation from anyone else, I simply exist as I am and that's enough. Unapologetically myself, I allow my essence to flow through my being without any worry of judgement or condemnation. I understand that when I am... Continue Reading →
Thrive or Survive?
Not too long ago, I had a heart-to-heart with someone very close to me... I talked about how when I was ready, I didn’t want to buy a home in a distant town just because it was cheaper. I said that I felt like I had worked really hard and therefore deserved to live where... Continue Reading →
Slow down and silence the noise!
I just noticed that it's been a while since I wrote my last blog post, so I asked myself why! I mean... My blog IS about gratitude! As a matter of fact... it's about feeling blessed and finding joy in the little things too! So I had to ask myself... Does the fact that I... Continue Reading →
GROWTH… My word for 2023!
My word for the year 2022 was 'HOPE'... I believed for 'new life' in every aspect of my being, because the prior 2 years felt so dark and heavy... as a result of the pandemic. What I did not realize at the time was that: HOPE + CONTROL (aka MY plan) = Oxymoron They simply... Continue Reading →
On this Christmas Eve…
It wasn't very hard finding something to be grateful for this morning. All I had to do was open the front door and stick my big toe out... and I quickly realized how fortunate I am to have a roof over my head! It's Christmas Eve today, and temperatures are frigid! As a matter of... Continue Reading →
For Christmas this year…
Dear 'Santa', For Christmas this year, I ask for 'rest'. Sincerely, Emma. So..... I really love this time of year! Not only because its the holiday season, but because contrary to the norm, I have made 'my' holidays synonymous with rest. Each year, as the holidays draw nigh, I eagerly look forward to lots of... Continue Reading →
Grateful I’m not a turkey
Okay, I realize that what I'm about to say might sound very contradictory and downright hypocritical, but I'm going to say it anyway... Although I'm incredibly grateful FOR turkey, I'm even more grateful that I'm NOT a turkey! Just saying! Seriously though, can you imagine what life would be like? Constantly living in fear of... Continue Reading →
Grateful that I can…
This week, I’m taking some time off from my day job… No, it’s not because of Thanksgiving as you may be inclined to think, but rather because I'm tired and I need some rest! You see, as an introvert, I have a responsibility to balance my activities. My health depends on taking time away from... Continue Reading →
The Silent Scream…
Helloooooo… Can anybody hear me?!!! Is anyone there??? he screamed... yet not a sound left his lips! Crawling under the bridge to escape the freezing rain, he tucked his tattered coat tightly around him but it barely made a difference. It was cold. It was windy. And he was hungry. The shelters were all full,... Continue Reading →