TONIGHT'S #gratitudewithgracie brought to us by FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. What should I eat for dinner? Should I make Mexican and veggies? Should I have Panera or Chick Fil A? Should I eat what I have at home or eat out? I'm going to go round and round until I finally decide what sounds good. #firstworldproblems my friends. So MANY choices we have to choose from! We don't go to bed hungry because we didn't get a meal today. We don't live on the streets. All of us that have a solid place to live and food in our pantry and money in our wallets are SOO BLESSED. So many times of day we make these simple decisions and forget what a blessing these decisions are. I have a job. I have food. I have a place to sleep. I AM BLESSED. I challenge you to think about how you are blessed today. NAMESTAE #gratitudeattitude#gratitudeisthebestattitude#blessed#firstworldproblems#neverforget#gratefulforlife
#fbf to the boy who was so in tune with nature he’d wake up in the middle of the night seconds before an earthquake would happen and always thought that was amazing.. best 3+ years was spent with this guy and today I reminisce our split 6 years ago. The first person and only person I can truly say I was ever in love with and dammit loved me back. Haven’t met another soul like this yet but am grateful to have had this once and will never settle for anything less. People grow and people change. John thanks for letting me go because you thought you were holding me back it really was for the best. I smile every time someone asks me if I ever been in love before and I respond “absofuckinglutely” 🖤 7/7/09-10/19/12 🖤 #geminiandaquarius#firstlove#neverforget#thankyou#iwasinloveonce#rocknroll#dirtbikes#camping#heavymetal#extremeweather
Day 19: #Learn .
What have I learned since losing a child? ((These are my personal thoughts to myself)) Don't get your hopes up when you find out you're pregnant. Don't tell anyone until you're in the 2nd trimester. If you even spot, go the the hospital. Don't hold your breath while getting an ultrasound. It's okay to cry when you see your perfect little baby on the screen with a perfect development and beating heart. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HAPPY AFTER YOUR LOSS. Don't destroy yourself with the "what if's." Open up to friends and family about your loss. Allow yourself to process grief the way you feel is right. Tell your children about their siblings in heaven-- even if it hurts. Be open to those experiencing loss, be there for them. When you have your rainbow baby(s), do your best to enjoy your pregnancy.
The first picture is of Truganini.
The second picture is of Fanny Cochrane Smith.
Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith were the last two members of the Tasmanian Aborgine. To many, the mention of Tasmania evokes humorous recollections of the Tasmanian devil the popularized American cartoons. But, I assure you, there is a much more harsh reality for Tasmania. The island that was once home to thousands of Africans for more than 10,000 years. Upon arrival in 1803 by the worst murders, rapists, and criminal the British had to offer a immediate genocide beginned. The British began to slaughter, kidnap and enslave the Black people of Tasmania. The colonial government itself was not even inclined to consider the aboriginal Tasmanians as full human beings, and scholars began to discuss civilization as a unilinear process with white people at the top and Black people at the bottom. They hunted our brothers and sister like cattle men, women and even children all had by bounties on their heads. By the end of 1828 the once thousands of Africans who inhabited the island were down to 75. All 75 of who were rounded up and put in concentration camps were they were either killed or sold as slaves. Truganini died May 8, 1876. Afterwards her body was displayed like some sort of object in the Tasmanian museum for more than 60 years. Eventually taking down in 1947. Fanny Cochrane Smith died in 1905 giving us one of the last recordings of the Tasmanian language. It's up to us to make sure our ancestors stories are never forgotten. Peace be to them 🙏. #Tasmanian#NeverForget#VoiceOfTheAncestors
Many people argue that we should not continue to bring up our Holocaust such as slavery that we should just move on and talk about our great history. What do you think should we move on or constantly be reminded of what our ancestors went through ?