Writing my way back to God isn’t just about using my journaling practice to thank God for the bright future I believe will one day be my reality. Writing my way back to God also means leaning into gratitude and thanking God for my life as it is right now. Even in the midst of cancer, chemo, and the COVID-19 crisis, I am unbelievably blessed.
Here are 30 things, people and places I love about my life right now.
My husband’s unconditional love
My cousin Tasha’s unconditional friendship
All of the gifts, cards, and text from family and friends
See Jane Write
my website redesign
All of my freelance writing opportunities
The email from one of my editors declaring that my story was “just perfect”
Since quitting my teaching job last year I have met (or exceeded) my monthly income goal EVERY SINGLE MONTH — even in the midst of cancer, chemo, and COVID
My partnership with AL.com’s Reckon Women
The freedom to set my own schedule
Jayoncé – the custom-made POP of me as Beyoncé in Super Bowl formation that my sister-in-law made for me
Nurses at my cancer center who not only listen to my complaints about the side effects of chemo but do something to try to make them better
ReThink Breast Cancer
Being a goal digger
Real friends who know concern and pity are not the same thing
Real friends who don’t try to silence me on my bad days with toxic positivity
Really good shows on Apple TV+
The color pink
Essie nail polish
Planning this year’s virtual Smart Party for The Women’s Fund
Indoor walking workouts by JessicaSmithTV
What do you love right now?