Revenge of Eve

Because of You

Sunshine in my soul


It is so easy to fall within the frame of mind that lends itself to negativity without realizing how it contributes to the negative vibes that sometimes consume our world but today, I refuse to do so. Today I will not feel like my happiness is set up rather enjoy it and accept it.

Too often I find that I am guilty of wallering in moments that have passed but because of me, they remain. I’m going to let go of any of that and appreciate the beauty in the small gifts I am gifted, today.

More specifically:

  • The weather is absolutely gorgeous in Louisiana today!!
  • My sweet J-Baby cooperated so nicely while I groomed him.
  • My daughter will have this day as a canvass to build upon and remember as she has her varsity soccer try-outs today.
  • I am off work.
  • I have my freedom.
  • I have a support system that is the foundation for building my self-confidence.
  • I have learned that this moment is all I have and knowing such has altered the way I see life in general.
  • I am learning to let go of what I cannot control and it is the most liberating thing I’ve ever experienced.
  • I have mobility in that I can walk, use my arms and hands, and my thumbs which typed this gratitude post πŸ˜‰
  • I have a healthy, thriving, intelligent child.
  • I belong to an amazing community of like-minded bloggers who encourage me from all over the world.
  • Today, I believe in myself.
  • Acknowledging my faults and learning from my mistakes is a strength I often dismiss but not today.

I could go on but I will stop with those because I’ve got some vitamin D to soak up!!!β˜€
What are some things that you are grateful for today?? Let me know in the comments.


I hope all who read this realize the impact you have had on my life. Words do no justice for when trying to express that. Because of many of you, I have the will to live and not just exist. Y’all have singlehandedly changed the way I view myself, my potential and my purpose which has completely changed my perspective about this thing we call life. That’s huge for someone who wanted to die 10 days ago and from the bottom of my heart

Thank You!

I love y’all!

34 replies to “Because of You

    1. Thank you, Timothy. I never really knew what encouragement felt like. My mother tried but I didn’t believe her and now she doesn’t believe in me because of past mistakes but I accept that. That’s on her though not me.

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  1. A lovely post and an encouraging one as someone has already mentioned.

    I am grateful for the weather today too.
    I am grateful today that because of the weather and being on annual leave from work, that I took the opportunity to have a day out today. I went to Southwell for half a day, then onto Nottingham for an hour or two, before going home.
    I’m grateful for my phone, to blog, post this comment and to read blogs, as well as text and email.
    I am grateful for relaxing at home with a foot spa, which has been so needed since yesterday. I bought it today and plan on using it each day, to hopefully ease my foot pain, but also to use as part of my self-care.
    I’m grateful to listen to some relaxing music, beg going to bed.

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  2. Yesterday in a Toastmasters meeting, I told a group of coworkers that I’m bipolar. I told them about my blog and that I want to be an advocate for people with mental illnesses. It was an impromptu speech, and I got voted for having the best one. I was touched an honored, and several people said they appreciate me talking about it it because most people don’t. I am grateful for finding my voice and for the courage to face the stigma surrounding bipolar.

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    1. Your comment gave me goosebumps. I applaud you. I am a chronic oversharer so my tendency to discuss the topic of mental illness came naturally but my lack of coping skills has been hard to accept. But…with the help of others, I am getting there. My work environment is lax, a casino which is full of “sin” which makes it easier to openly discuss also.

      That is so brave of you and so very inspirational. Now because of you others will feel safe disclosing such personal information.

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      1. Once I accepted my illness, I became pretty open about it. I’d tell new friends pretty quickly, but I’ve never talked about it in front of a group. It was so rewarding, and now I want to give a speech about it. I’m in the process of starting a blog, and yesterday was very encouraging for that goal as well.

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      2. Congrats on such a huge accomplishment. Let me know when you get up and running and I’ll return the follow. I will pop on over to the site you are commenting from now. πŸ™‚

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  3. This post is so encouraging for those who have had, or are having, a tough time
    I received a wonderful gift in the mail! Your beautiful, artistic cards are so special, and will be treasured. Thank you so much for thinking of me!!

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