Today, 25 April, was my birthday and it was a good day.
Even in the midst of what some would call a ‘challenging’ season of my life, I am determined to ensure that I enjoy every ounce of the positive moments of life that I can. So today I have taken the time to soak up the love shared in the many messages received in text messages, voice notes, song renditions, phone calls, social media posts, visits, the drive by (lol). As a natural giver, it has been a steep learning curve to just be still and enjoy being celebrated but today I have done just that. Thank you to all who have shared your sentiments today.
My heart is full of gratitude.
I am grateful for LIFE. 50+ years on the earth is a blessing considering I know so many of my peers who are no longer here with us.
From my own discovery of true self-love to being loved on, celebrated and appreciated by so many, I am grateful for LOVE.
I am grateful for HEALTH and STRENGTH. Yes I have improvements to make in this area but I’m grateful for that which I do possess.
From my ‘steady eddy’ few & faithful day 1’s to the many beautiful people who I’ve met and connected with in recent years, I am grateful for FRIENDS, old and new.
I am grateful for FAMILY. My beautiful, gorgeous, ever loving family – immediate and extended – words alone cannot describe the amount of love that I have for you all. Through our years of challenges we remain resolute in the love we have for one another.
Finally, last but not least, I am grateful to GOD for being the Master of my life. Today I started my day with the following song on repeat: I’m Alive by Rich Tolbert Jr – the words of which says, God knows the plans He has for me. He knows the thoughts He thinks towards me. And nothing is an accident. I’m alive because there’s more.
So as today comes to a close I rejoice in the fact that ‘I’m alive’!
There’s plenty more to come from this gyal here called Dawn Louise Morgan (nee Bucknor). Watch this space!
That’s so beautiful Dawnie and very heart-felt. Love it. Thank you for being you ❤
Yes birfday girl you deserve every happiness afforded to ya bean-ed you are strong ,powerful ,resillient an amazing human being my friend 💪🏽💪🏽♥️🤗🤗
Awesome post!! ❤️
Everytime you write and share snippits of your journey I feel so very inspired by you. Whether it be our age our similar circumstances.. just our appreciation of life and who we are as black women who overcome and rise.. You are an awesome inspirational woman Dawn. Continue to celebrate YOU! 💕🙏🏽