Saturday, May 20, 2017

Day 321


Day 321 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I'm grateful to have one more work day and then I'm off on Monday!

I'm grateful I turned a blog in despite the crazy circumstances I've been under between the new pup, creating every day gratitude challenges, and also trying to keep up with the mental health challenge. I still have week three in the works! I can't believe this month is almost over.

I can't believe a lot of things lately. I think the month of May has been a perpetual black and full moon...or something like that. May June ever be in our favor!

I'm grateful for good friends, my husband and son, and my dogs and bird! :)



12.10: American Pie

Looks like a place of solitude! Perfect for this post!

Quote a line from your favorite poet/poetess
Picture of bridge in Punta Gorda, Fl. Taken by yours truly

Mention your middle name
My middle name is Jillian

I never seem to have any time to write these days. I've taken on a new puppy, and he pretty much takes up all of my time when I'm home.

I'm doing things a little differently.

What in the Jillian am I doing? I've really got nothing.  I just really liked this week's topic. I'm wasting my slice of American Pie solely on this paragraph.

How ironic was it I picked this Langston Hughes quote just days before the suicide of one of my favorite artists, Chris Cornell?  I am so devastated.

 For those who don't know, the title of this Langston Hughes poem above is called Suicide Note.

"The calm,
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss."

--Langston Hughes

I really have no guesses.  Nor did I have time to enter my guesses....Sorry!!!!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Day 320


Day 320 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Friday, May 19th, 2017.

I am grateful for protection. In light of everything that has happened within since last August with my childhood friend ending her life, and learning about one of my idols ending theirs, I realize how grateful I am to have someone or something protecting me from going over that edge.

I guess that's why I'm so interested in psychology and social work. I'm interested in the psyche. And yet, I'm spiritual.

That is all for tonight! Night! :)


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Day 319


Day 319 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

I'm grateful this challenge is almost over. I have 46 days left. It's been quite a struggle. It seems the more I try to be grateful, the more bad things seem to happen, just testing me endlessly.

People die. And people think I'm stupid and naive.

If I'm like oh really, it's because either I think you're lying, I am not really listening, or I really don't know how to respond. If I laugh when someone is serious about a situation, it's because I don't know another way to react either.

I know old friends stalk me on here. I say nothing. I know people will do whatever it takes to steal my job. I still say nothing. I say nothing because others know the truth. They can tell what's real and what isn't.

So today, I'm grateful for an awakening day. That's all I really got. I'm grateful for my pups, and I'm grateful for my husband, who sticks by me and all my craziness.

I'm sad though because of the events that happened today. I've never met him, but his poetry in his music gave me purpose, and made me sing.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Day 318


Day 318 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

I'm grateful. Mostly because I know things can be a lot worse in life. I'm just feeling a little philosophical today!


Post It Forward 2

Week 2 of Mental Health awareness month!

This week is about focusing on each other. Focus on being an encouraging and understanding friend, or part of a supportive community. Even just being there to listen or get leaned on can make a huge difference in someone’s life. There’s no wrong way to show kindness. Here are some other suggestions to bring this kind of supportive kindness to your Tumblr:
  • Create a post with positive message for someone going through a tough time. Make a text post, a video post, use stickers, make a GIF—whatever feels right to you.
Just remember this:  When someone says something mean to you, it's how they reflect upon themselves.  It's funny how it takes so many positive sayings to make you happy, and only one negative comment to make you sad.  It's not fair; it really isn't fair at all.

The only thing I can really tell you is to find a song...or a television show/movie (Like a comedy), something that is light, to help you through those rough patches.  If something is funny, laugh, and remember what makes you laugh.  Remember what makes you smile.

If you need to talk to someone, feel free to.  There are people out there that will listen to you without judgment.  Keep a journal if you have to!  I know writing is a dying art, but it can be useful!  If you draw, then draw!

  • Message someone a compliment. Maybe send them a sticker.
This is for everyone!!!  You are all wonderful!

  • This is the positivity cat. Message it to 17 of your friends to give them positive vibes all month long. 🌞
I had sent this pic out to at least 5 friends. That's all I really know, friend wise!

  • Leave a nice reply on someone’s post.
When I'm reading blogs, I usually leave a nice post. When I see someone having a tough time, I leave them a nice comment.
  • If you’re up for it, make a post that your ask box is open to anyone who needs to chat.
Isn't it open already?  I'll have to check.  I'm ignored mostly in cyber world.  No matter where I go.  I am just not popular enough.  I just went on there. I think I've done this right...I'm not so sure anymore!!!!

I just naturally go down the line on this.

  • Reblog and tag your friends on this post or mention them in the replies to remind them to drink water.
I have one friend on Tumblr I can tag! :)

If you follow through, and we hope you do, make sure to tag your posts with #postitforward so other people can find your stuff.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Day 317


Day 317 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.

I'm grateful for naps! I took a nap earlier.

That's all I've got for today! LOL


Day 316


Day 316 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

I'm grateful I finished the blog for mental health awareness month. My mind gets jumbled too much sometimes.

Anyway, Spock is getting used to how things are done around here. He knows when it's time for bed, and because he knows this, he now runs even faster! LOL

Puppies are sweet, and I'm grateful for my pups!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Post It Forward 1

  • Week 1—Post it for you: How you practice self-care and personal well-being.
  • Week 2—Post it for each other: Ways you can be there for each other.
  • Week 3—Post it for reflection: Sharing stories of personal growth and development.
  • Week 4—Post it for the future: Committing to continuous reflection and improvement.


This week is all about posting for you. Acts of self-care. Here are some places to start:
  • Post an emoji spell for self-care and positivity. 🌈 🔮 💕 🌱
A spell? Hmmm. Let me think...


  • Share a photo or GIF of something that calms you down. 

  • What’s the one thing that always cheers you up? Post a photo of it, take a GIF, or illustrate it. Toss a sticker on it, if you’d like.
I have several things that cheer me up...

  • Never forget that you are valid! Post a selfie with “valid” sticker.

  • Make a list of things you like about yourself.
I like that I love my dogs
I like that I try to be well kept. I put on makeup and I try my best to style my hair. 

  • Make a checklist of 5 acts of self-care you promise to do for yourself this week.
I promise to exercise more 
I promise to get up on time 
I promise to eat better 
I promise to make sure I take my vitamins more 
I promise to make more time to write 

  • Make an audio post with a song that helps you zone out and re-energize.
This often changes...Here's one of them though:


Don’t forget to tag all your posts with #postitforward this month! It makes it easier for everyone to find each other’s contributions.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Day 315


Day 315 of the 365 Day Gratitude Challenge.

Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

I'm grateful for a decent mother's day. I made baked ziti. I stopped by my MIL's house to help her with a phone issue. And I brought Spock over to see her.

I'm grateful today is over! LOL