The Gratitude Journal: December 2019

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Hey lovely,

This month’s Gratitude Journal is inspired by this quote from Saabirah Lawrence, co-founder of Everyday Queens: 

“Every year is your year” -Saabirah Lawrence 

2020 is approaching and some of us may be anticipating what the new year is going to bring. You may have had an amazing year or you might be impatiently waiting to draw 2019 to a close. The new year is the perfect opportunity to start again on a clean slate and truly go after the life we want to create for ourselves. 

Saabirah’s quote reminds us that even if you don’t feel like you’ve accomplished much in the year, every year, whether it’s good or bad is just as valuable to your life’s journey. Sometimes your year requires you to patiently wait to reap the benefits of your work in the next. The wait this year will have teaches you the importance of patience, humility and staying consistent. If your 2019 was mostly consumed by pain, a lesson you can draw from it would be how to become resilient in the face of adversity. You may have had an amazing 2019 and the current year has given you the ammunition to truly go after what your heart desires. Every year creates a blueprint for the next, even if it’s that you are using the previous year as inspiration to do better or that you continuing the foundation of amazing work you have accomplished. Every year is your year, whether it’s a good or bad one because it brings us closer to ourselves. 

2019 for me has been a year of exceptional personal growth. There have been both good and bad times. As this year draws to a close, I aim to focus on all the things I am grateful for and lessons I have learned as a result of the hard times I’ve endured. Every new year I focus on creating new goals but the focus for 2020 for the first time will be on continuing the work I’ve already been doing. 

Questions to you:

What are you grateful for today?

What is your highlight of 2019?

Quote for the Month:

“I embrace the good and the bad as it all adds to my life’s story. I use my pain as fuel to become a better, wiser and more loving person. I remind myself of all the good that life has and continues to offer me in order to keep me grounded and appreciative. Every single thing i’ve been through is bringing me closer to my higher self.”- Ash Alves

Much love Ash, xx 

26 responses to “The Gratitude Journal: December 2019”

  1. Beautifully said! Thank you for using my quote 🧡 Have a blessed new year sis 😘

    1. No thank you for inspiring this post! The quote really made me think. You too I hope you enjoy the rest of your December and have a prosperous new year. Big things ahead for you 💜🌷

      1. Thank you hun!! 🧡🧡🧡

  2. Thank you for the inspiration. I’ve read the quote of the month a few times over 😊🙏🏻

    1. Thank you Marieke! I’m so happy that you find it useful and that it resonates with you <3

  3. I can only agree! And for your question I am thankful for my family, have a beautiful December!

    1. Amazing! So important to be grateful for our loved ones. Thank you for stopping by Naaiba and I hope you have a lovely end to the year 💞🌷

    1. Thank you for reading 😊🌷

  4. I’m certainly grateful for life. So I’m grateful to God. 2019 marks the year my grandma passed away at a ripe age. Generally, so far it had been a wonderful year for me. Thanks for your wonderful post💖

    1. I’m so glad you are and sending my blessings to you and your family. I hope her life was celebrated and thank you for sharing with me. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the month and ready to usher in a new one 😊💜

      1. Yes! Thank you, Ash. Wishing you a blessed new month💖

  5. I agree every year is your year. It’s something about the new year that brings new hope and new possibilities. A new year brings a new mind set and new attitude .Happy 2020

    1. Yes that’s so true! I love that the year gives us a new start and opportunity to start all over again from the first day of the year. Thank you LaShawn, hope you have a great December 🌷

      1. Same to you, Ash.

  6. Every year is my year! I’ll be taking that truth into 2020 and beyond.
    Thank you for this.

    1. Yes I’m so glad because it’s very true! I hope you have a blessed one 🌷💞

      1. Thank you! You too

  7. So true, I totally agree. It’s not only year, but everyday is a new start to make your life what you truly want. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is so beautifully written, sometimes it’s easy to beat ourselves up on unmet goals but as you said whatever we have or haven’t accomplished always contributes to our life’s journey ✨

    I am grateful for my growing faith & my highlight for 2019 would definitely be finding new ways to challenge and push myself out of my comfort zone. x

    1. Thank you Adina! And yes you’re so right. We shouldn’t be so harsh on ourselves and should see life as a journey.

  9. That’s so nice to hear. I hope you have an amazing rest of the month and year💜💜

  10. Hi Ash,

    I’m grateful for the process of self-love.

    I’m thankful for the people God has placed in my life to help me become the person He intended me to be.

    I’m like you; I’m going to continue to build on that in 2020 and let God have His way with me and enjoy the journey.

    Thanks my friend.

  11. Thank you, lovely post. We should bring more positive emotions to the world. Every year is your year – I could not agree more.

    1. Yes agreed! And it’s so true- there’s not a year which is less important than the other. Thank you for reading and have a great New Years 💞

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