The 365 Days of Gratitude Continues!

Well, I know the challenge is long gone, but a person like me just has to keep on keeping on. I need more positive reminders on what I’m grateful for!

As you may or may not know, I’ve been trying to strive for five as far as workouts. The week of Irma was tough, and last week was my girly thing I’d rather not discuss–although I think I just did–and so, it leads me to this week! I decided to start my workout on Sunday. It’s the beginning of the week according to American calendars and my FitBit.

Today, however, I woke up with my lower back in shambles. I did some stretches before work, and while it helped, my back was still bothering me. I know when to take a break from the treadmill, and so I did. I decided to do some vinyasa yoga, and I am grateful for that because my back is starting to feel better!

I need more reminders like these. It’s mostly for myself, but if someone stumbles upon these and can get some inspiration out of it, well then I am glad I could help!

Now! I just need to work on a project using all the letters of the alphabet in one sentence! LOL

DJ

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Be a Rose

Be a Rose

By Diana Jillian

To break out of your shell
You must face whatever hell
For addiction is a security blanket

Get the mind to unwind
Set it back on rewind
But don’t go too far back

To figure what went wrong
Or to place it into a song
Don’t let yourself get trampled on

Focus a face in the crowd
When things get too loud
To help keep you in the light

You can be both: soft as a petal
And as hard and sharp as a metal
Remain the thorny, sweet Rose

When life gets too loud
Remember to face the crowd
Find that familiar face

7/21/17 ©Diana Jillian

Day 364

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Day 364 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. 
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

One day left! I can’t believe I made it this far!
I’m grateful I had three days off. I look forward to taking a vacation. I have enough PTO to take two weeks off, but one week will suffice!
I’m grateful for my friend that stuck with me on this project. To tell the truth, because of social media and how it makes my brain feel, I was half tempted to quit before it even started. Thank you for sticking around!
DJ 

Day 363

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Day 363 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. 
Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

First, can I just say….what in the world just happened on DW! The ending was wicked awesome. Only now I’m on a new countdown. 5 months and 24 days until the next show!
OK, now that I’ve got that — sort of — out of my system, onto the gratuity challenge. 
Today I am grateful for my grandma! She is always there to listen! I am grateful for that!
I got some more laundry done, but sadly not the skirt just yet. I’m hoping tomorrow will be different. I just think of the time consumption, and then I get a little discouraged. I am trying my best to work past that!
DJ 

Day 362

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Day 362 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. 
Friday, June 30th, 2017.

My first three day weekend off in a very long time. I’m grateful for that!
Having a puppy is very exhausting! Don’t believe anyone who tells you differently. You have to keep them safe. You have to make sure they don’t get hurt or — God forbid — something worse.
I got to do some cleaning, though it is hard when I don’t want to always put Spock in the pen. He needs to roam around. So I did my shopping very early and let him have at it around the house. I think he had fun because now he’s sleeping! I’ll post a pic later.
I got to do some laundry, and partially fix my bed frame. The middle was caving in. I think it happened when I rearranged the bed. Moving it on the carpet — even with carpet coasters — proved to be a challenge. Reminder to self to take the bed off and just move the frame! LOL 
I’m rambling.
Any who, I was thinking of picking this challenge back up in January, but change it up a bit. I tend to get ahead of myself a lot! LOL 
Well, I guess I’ll save the sewing for tomorrow. I’m going to turn a dress I bought into a skirt. And hopefully I can make a lovely shirt with the remaining material. I have a plan in mind. I should sketch, but I have a photographic memory. 
DJ 

Day 360

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Day 360 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge. 
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.

I’m grateful I got this far om the challenge! There’s only 5 days left.
There are times when I just want to leave fb. I stay because of the great friends I have. But I also don’t like it when family finds me.
I just feel that if they can’t make the time to talk to me, or text me, why should they have the privilege of knowing anything that’s going on in my life, good or bad.
That to me sounds fake. We’ll just be great buddies on social media, but we’ll never chat in person. And when we do, I’ll pretend to listen when really I’m not. I won’t hang out with you in public either because you’re an embarrassment. Well, that’s the feeling I get. 
So many friends and family have been around my neck of the woods, and never have they ever turned around to ask me if I want to meet up with them or hang out. 
Well, maybe the Universe is doing me a favor. Maybe it’s sparing me from heartache down the line. I guess I’ll never know.
I am grateful for a higher power. 
The poem below is something I had written a year ago. I think it was a Blogophilia piece.
I turned it into a picture. 
DJ