Gratitude Journal 12/9/18 πŸ“”

Happy Sunday bloggers, hope everyone is having a great morning so far.☺️

Just wanted to take the time to say Thank You for reading my blog. I’m not the best writer but I do enough to get my point across.

Thanks also for the gift of writing.

What a joy it is to express myself through words!

A letter, a diary entry, a blog, or a report…all these things are ways I can share my thoughts and knowledge with the world.

I am grateful for the chance to express myself and pray that God will guide my pen every time I write.

Olivia ✍🏾

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Gods Plans…not Yours



Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,

It’s when things go wrong

That you mustn’t quit.

Quitting Isn’t an Option

Olivia πŸ’“

Gratitude Journal πŸ“” 12/5/18

Good morning friends,

How good it is to talk to God!

Formal prayer is important, but today I just want to pour out my heart and speak to God in my own words.

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you as a friend.

Thank you for listening to my prayers and understanding my heart ❀️

Remember you can talk to Him without judgement and shame.

Come as you are…..

Have an amazing day,


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Good Morning friends,

Today I am going to treat myself!

Thank you for the opportunity to do something special “just because.”

Thank you for giving me the chance to reward myself just for being me.

I am grateful for these little joys and for the ability to recognize that I am worthy of pampering.

My life is special, and today I am thankful for the chance to rejoice in myself.

Now, I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet!

I just know whatever I do I deserve to do it, and will not be told I’m being selfish. πŸ˜ƒ

What do you feel like doing but didn’t want to take the time to do?

Happy Tuesday Luvs,


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What Is Your Dream Gift πŸŽ

πŸŽ„So the holidays are just around the corner and we all will be giving out gifts 🎁 fulfilling the dreams of our little ones or friends/family, but if you had just one dream gift 🎁 What Would It Be?

I would love to know, maybe Santa πŸŽ… is listening and does Social Media β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘‡πŸΎ


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Gratitude Journal πŸ““ 11/15/18

Good morning friends, who among us is afraid of change or trying something new.

πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈI know I was but no more, I’m super excited about all my new experiences!!!

Lord, sometimes I get frustrated, especially when I have to face something new.

Thank you for giving me an open heart.

Help me accept change and rejoice in new experiences and new people.

Help me to be grateful for new opportunities and always see the good things even when I am afraid to try something new.

Don’t be afraid to embrace new things, there’s so much on the other side of fear!!!

Have an amazing day!!!!

Olivia πŸ’“

Gratitude Journal πŸ“” 11/13/18

Good morning friends here’s to another day to give thanks!

Today my mind is thinking of places far away from me.

I’m grateful for the places I have traveled to and the opportunity to see new things and meet new people.

I am grateful for the places I haven’t see and the anticipation and promise of trips to come.

Thank you, Lord, for making it possible for me to leave my surroundings and visit new places.

Where have you been?

Where do you want to go?

I’d love to visit Dubai, Japan, Africa, and Australia!

I’m going to thank God in advance for blessings to be able to travel in the future.

Wishing you all happy travels,


Gratitude Journal πŸ“” 11/9/18 Everyday Is a Journey

Good morning friends, every day is a journey through time and space.

Thank you, Lord, for the journeys that make up my life and take me amazing places.

I am grateful for the things I’ve learned on my life’s journey.

Allow me to appreciate the journey more thank the destination and keep an open mind for unexpected gifts on the road.

I may not always end up where I thought I would, but I’m grateful for the paths I travel.

Today as my son leaves the halfway house for the last time,

I’m so grateful God took him on that journey to prison because I think it saved his life.

He was headed for a life that wasn’t for him and wasn’t raised to be in.

God saw him through all those months, and I survived him being back there.

I thank God for the journey we both went on because it made both of us stronger.

Be thankful for your journey even when you don’t understand your path.

Have an amazing Friday,


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Gratitude Journal πŸ“” 10/24/18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us.~Romans 8:18

☺️Good morning friends, it’s hard to be grateful for difficult times.

πŸ’“Help me to see my trails as an opportunity to grow and change.

πŸ’“Help me reach out to others who are suffering their own difficult times.

πŸ’“Thank you, God, for the chance to know you better through my suffering.

πŸ’“Help me remember and be grateful for the suffering you endured to help me.

πŸ’“Let me find the bright side of every trial and the strength to be grateful for the rest.

I know it’s easier said than done, but trusting God in all of your circumstances can really help.

As a person who suffers from depression, sometimes I can barely see the good in anything but I know I have to.

God will be beside you no matter what, so always be grateful!

Peace & Love