Happy Thanksgiving to all the baddies and the daddies! Whether you spent it alone, with your chosen family or the family you were born into, I hope that you enjoyed your holiday. If not, I pray that there is better hope for next year because I know how that is. While I sit here watching Spongebob for the 4,937,719th time in my 22 years of life while getting started on leftovers, I'm reflecting on what I'm thankful for. Usually, I'd say I'm thankful for my loved ones and life (and I am) but for once, I'm really grateful for the realest n*gga I know. Guess who?
I'm thankful for the woman I am. I'm thankful for my creativity, my heart, the passion that burns in my soul, my gifts, my growth, my sensitivity/emotional intelligence and the list really could go on and on but I'll keep it cute 🤣.
But over all those things, I have to say that I am eternally grateful for the way that I never stop advocating for myself and the things I believe in, wholeheartedly. I have gone against the grain and the things people have tried to engrain in me for most of my life, in effort to try to get me to conform and accept the things that have caused so much strain and distress for generations. I have stood firm in the importance of doing the work and listening to my body and what feels right (or wrong) on the inside of it. If it wasn't for that, I doubt that I would have received an explanation as to why I have struggled so much mentally. If it wasn't for that, I would not know boundaries and red flags. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't be making space for bigger and better. I would be less of the phenomenal woman that I am and so, I'm thankful that I am. "I'm a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me." (come through Ms. Maya Angelou). This is your sign to listen to your body and advocate for yourself without ceasing. And that's on self love.
What are you thankful for?