July 10, 2019

Honesty Hour

Ten Things I Am Grateful For Today
A Few Things I Am Grateful For Today
Over this past weekend, I had a MAJOR toothache and I was beyond annoyed about it. I couldn't eat any of my favorite foods, drink my favorite drinks or breathe for that matter. I felt like my life was falling apart and on top of that, I was having bad migraines AGAIN! I felt like I couldn't get it together. Anyways, later on in the week I logged onto twitter and saw that Cameron Boyce had passed away and I was very distraught. I watched him on television throughout most of his childhood and I and many others were watching him transition into adulthood. I was soooo shaken up about it because he went to bed thinking he would wake in the morning and he had no idea that this would be his last day here on earth. I am saying all this to point out the fact that I shouldn't be complaining about something that is fixable. Am I mad that it's going to cost a lot of money? Heck Yeah! But money is replaceable but life is not! Today I have decided to share a few things that I am grateful for today in hope's that this will put things in perspective not only for myself but others around me too. Let's get started, shall we....
Ten Things I Am Grateful For Today
A List Of Things To Be Grateful For
  • First and foremost, I am alive and breathing. What a blessing.
  • I am able-bodied and in my right state of mind.
  • I am surrounded by friends and family that love me.
  • Running water.
  • A roof over my head.
  • Air condition in my home.
  • A vehicle to get me everywhere I need to go.
  • The ability to work and go back to school.
  • Beautiful days at the Farmer's Market.
  • My favorite books that I love to read.
  • Planet Earth and all that it does for us humans.
  • God! (Number One Grateful Person)!
  • Walks in the park with my sisters.
  • Gumbo on Sunday evenings.
  • Long conversations on the phone with my friends.
  • My morning coffee with my mama!
  • Chick-Fil-A!
  • The ability to have a phone and computer at free will.
  • LIFE!
At the end of the day, life is too short to be worried about things that you have absolutely no control over. I don't want to live every single day stressed out and always trying to have the answers to life. Not only is it overwhelming but it makes you miss out on the important moments around you. I don't like the phrase "live every moment like it's your last" but now I am starting to see the significance of it! I always talk about happiness but I think happiness and gratefulness go hand in hand! Today is going to be all about living life to the fullest and appreciating everything and everyone around me. So I am asking you, what are some things that you are grateful for today? It doesn't have to be a big list of things but maybe you're only grateful for your kids, or having food on the table! It can be anything! Feel free to share in the comments down below. Have a great day!

Always Living and Forever Learning,
Sha'Carey Martin


  1. What a beautiful post on today. We had such a good conversation ..so sad about Cameron. #prayersforhisfamily
    Have a good day Carey!

    xo Tangie

    1. I know! It makes me sad too! I am praying for them!