The Gratitude Journal: July 19′

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Happy July! ❤

Sending you gentle reminder for this month:

Trust and believe in your growth. No one can take that away from you. You know your heart and what goodness it carries. The only time you become a prisoner to the older version of you is when you decide to make that choice. Trust yourself and don’t take on other people’s negative perceptions of you. No one can bound you to that person but you!

Don’t be ashamed of who you once were because they laid the foundation to who you are now. You did your best with what you knew, and you’ve learned from those experiences. When people try to bring you into the place you once were, it is a test to see whether you are embodying the change that you talk about. Rise above the naysayers and show them who you are!

What are you focusing on this July?

Love Ash, xx

 

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35 responses to “The Gratitude Journal: July 19′”

  1. I spent the first part of the year, clearing the path. To be focused on what I want to accomplish by the end of the year. My goals have became more refined and in this month of July, I’ll keep moving forward. The only reason I look back is to see how far I’ve come. 🙂

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    1. Aw awesome! It’s so important to reflect on the progress we’ve made & what may need shifting/ changing. I’m actually spending this month clearing my path & letting go of things that we taking up too much space. You’re doing great, thanks for sharing 💜🌷

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    1. Yes so important! Letting go and making space for things that better serve us. Thanks for stopping by ☺️

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  2. This is so true. This month I’m continuing to only eat between 25-50g of sugar daily.

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    1. All the best! That’s real good that you’ve been doing the work & continuing the progress with that goal. My goal was to cut down on sugar but I’ve slipped up. Next I’ll make it my focus again lol 😂

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  3. I spent most of my life listening to others on how to run my life; the courses I had to take in school, the friends I have to follow, what I have to wear…what my hobbies should be. And that was a really setback for me. But now I’ve found my voice and I can do anything I want to do without giving a damn about what others think. I please God and myself

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  4. My focus is to find and surround myself with like minded individuals who are intentional about changing their lives for the better.

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  5. Wow, ‘Trust and believe in your growth’ -b this right here is a line, and then some. It seems so simple but it’s difficult for me to sink into it. Thank you for reminding me to rise x

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    1. Aw thank you Abi for your kind words. It’s so important to give ourselves and chance to acknowledge how much we’ve changed. Appreciate it 💜

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  6. My focus is to be outdoors as much as possible and be in gratitude on all Summer has given us.☀️⭐️

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    1. Love this! Yes it’s so important to embrace the hot weather whilst we get to experience it. Nature is a true gift. Thanks for stopping by ☺️

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  7. This is a lovely message Ash 😊

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    1. Thank you so much ☺️💞

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  8. Focusing on my health. 🙂 I’m doing a 30 day challenge with no junk food and also making sure to take my vitamins daily.

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    1. That sounds great! You’re going to feel so good afterwards. It’s such a great time to reset when it comes to our eating habits. Wishing you all the best 💞

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  9. Encouraging post. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate it ☺️

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  10. my focus is to continue on working towards being the person that I truly want to be ♥

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    1. Love this! Seem like you’re doing a great job so far. All the best and thanks for reading 💞☺️

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  11. gratitude journaling.i like that idea.if only i can be consistent with it.

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    1. Mornings! If you do it in the mornings, I think that would be really helpful. Set yourself 5 mins to write down what you’re grateful for. Thanks for stopping by 💞

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  12. Hello pretty, I will be nominating you for the sunshine blogger award in my next post. You can participate if you want to 🙂

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    1. Awww thank you so much Bulola! I’m so honoured, I really appreciate it. This made my day. I will be participating. I hope you have a lovely day. 💜☺️

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      1. Thank you and you too😘❤

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  13. Ash, thanks much. Do I have your permission to reblog this?

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    1. Hey Adeunle, yes of course! I’m honored thank you so much. Have a great day ☺️🌷

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    2. OF COURSE GO AHEAD MY SISTER. NO WORRIES.

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  14. The truth that cannot be said in any other words. Great piece …almost skipped it cause I first thought it was meant to be read on Friday the 19th. Dumb me. Read it anyway. Thanks and God Bless!

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  15. July 19th marks 4 years since my father passed away unexpectedly. My focus is to be grateful for every day I have and to love love love more than I think and worry. And to focus on what I most need to do with my own life while I am still here. Thanks for all the inspiring posts, Ash!

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    1. I’m so sorry about your loss but you’re so inspiring & full of light! I love that you have this perspective. That’s so important to focus on what happens the most which is love & living the life we are proud to live. I can definitely do that more in my life. Thank you for your kinda words and reading this ☺️💞

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