During the month of November I participated in a yoga challenge themed ‘Gratitude’. For each day in November I posted a picture on Instagram and told the world what I am grateful for.
First, I want everyone reading this to know that you are not alone if you’ve ever felt like your life is as hard as it could possibly get. It’s okay to feel sad sometimes. I was feeling that way months ago when I accepted the fact that I could not be a part of my dental school class. What happens next is you overcome your hardships. You adopt a positive attitude, you find joy in what you have, you find hope in what is to come and you trust in God. The fact is that you will make it through your trial each and every time.
As for me, the holidays were a bit rough. I had an experience that hurt me more than finding out I have Stargardt’s and losing my dream of becoming a dentist. I’ll admit, I thought my life was as hard as it could possibly get with each unforeseen hardshiop. But each time I was able to pick myself up, hold on to my joy and keep dreaming. So yeah, it’s a new fight once again. But guess who’s been fighting, who’s undefeated, who’s invincible? WE ARE! From this point on I am not inviting a single thought into my mind about whether or not my life is as hard as it can get. We are on this journey together so that means you too! I’m feeling like my life is pretty sweet!
I know there are 30 days in November but I only made about 25 posts about what I’m grateful for. I’m not perfect. I made the mistake of allowing what I was experiencing to stop me from doing something I was passionate about. I’m also passionate about this web blog and I let my hardship make me feel to busy to post. Shame on me because I am not a quitter; I am an overcomer. I’m sharing what I posted in November on Blind Girls See to make up for my mistake of not finishing the last few days of the yoga challenge. Once again, it’s okay to feel sad sometimes. Rain makes things grown so cry if you need to but never stay sad for long. You can ALWAYS pick yourself up and be happy. I love you all! Thank you for your feedback. I’ve made lots of friendships through this blog and they are all positive relationships.
Enjoy the pictures, enjoy the words, be inspired and stay awesome!! Be Here XOXO
Never in a million years would I have imagined that I'd be "going blind". We take so much for granted. Not even once did I thank God for my vision in the past, have you?
I am grateful for my bodily functions. Yes, I am thankful for voluntary movement, I am thankful that I can use the bathroom when I want to, and I AM THANKFUL FOR THE RHYTHM OF MY HEART!
I am grateful for the colors of the world. The greens of the forests, the blues of the sky, the pinks, purples, and oranges of the sunset, and the neutrality of the sand. I am thankful for my favorite color CORAL (or pink and irange)! This color always brightens my day
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to go away to college. I am grateful for the access and ability to study/learn anything I desire to. I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY EDUCATION!
I am grateful for my voice. I can vote, I can petition, I can bring about change in the world. I am grateful that I can be heard!
I am grateful for excellent overall health. I am grateful for hot teas, coffees, and chocolates on a cold day. I am thankful for warm muffins and velvet plush blankets. And of course, honey and lemon!
I am grateful for Summer rain. The big things: The gift of water. The little things: The smell of ozone, petrichor, and a damp earth. The big things: Quenching the land. The little things: Relief from the uncompromising summer heat
I am grateful for the fruits of the land. Blackberries, watermelon, mangoes, pineapples. What's sweeter
I am grateful for the holiday season. When everyone is a little happier, a little more generous, and a little warmer (despite the cold). I am grateful for holiday cheer!
I am grateful for my mistakes. The ones that were forgiven and the ones that weren't. I am grateful for the wisdom that I've gained from them.
I am grateful to be a giver. A giver of love, hope, encouragement, and my favorite..... SMILES!
I am grateful for laughter. When there's laughter there's no room for sadness, NONE
I am grateful that each day is new. Tomorrow can always be sweeter than yesterday. And for that, I am so grateful! Like, forreal!
I am grateful for love. The kind God has for the world. The kind a mother has for her child. Even the thought of love makes me so grateful. I am grateful to receive love and to be so filled with love that I can give love.
I'm grateful for the small wins in life that mean big things. The small accomplishments that give you a glimpse of what the finish line looks like. Celebrate small wins!
I am grateful for peace of mind. I'm grateful for solitude, prayer and meditation and the relationships I have that combat fear, anxiety, depression and stress. And I'm left with peace of mind
I am grateful for tribulations. I love the person I am becoming. From tribulation comes faith, character, patience. maturity, humility and perseverance. I can tell you through my experiences or you can read it in Romans 5:3
I am grateful for help. I remind myself that it is okay to ask for help. It is wise to ask for help. Give help, get help, help is gewdddd
I am grateful for my big hair. I am grateful for every detail that is only mine. Every kink, every coil, every curve I have and don't have. And most importantly, everything within me that eyes don't see. (BUT HEARTS DO!) lol
In a time when it seems like everyone has their own "click" or "crew", I'm grateful to be able to meet new people and make new friends while maintaining older friendships. Building relationships is healthy and I wish more people were open to "new friends
I'm grateful for opportunities in life. Opportunities to be, to learn, and to change.
I'm grateful for my memory. I might break out in laughter or maybe in tears, but memories always feel special.
I'm grateful for freedom. I'm grateful for what feels like peace in America, knowing that there's much unrest overseas. I'm grateful for our American heroes!
I'm grateful for my visual aid devices! Text-to-speech, magnification, talking electronics, CCTVs and telescope lenses allow me to enjoy the world with stargardt's disease. and shades!
I'm grateful for kindhearted strangers. They make my day brighter. They don't require me to tell them that I have low vision in order for them to answer a seemingly silly question. You never know why someone is asking you for help. I love all the kindhearted strangers I've met.
But each time I was able to pick myself up, hold on to my joy and keep dreaming. – Nysha Charlene
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