See Things Clearer.


How clear are you seeing things? So many times we take for granted the minor things that we have and we don’t realize it until it is taken away from us or not available to us. You guys know I keep it real with you guys right, so this is a perfect example. Somehow the handle of my toilet broke off weeks ago (it’s obviously fixed now haha), still baffled as to how it occurred, but it did. When I tell you it was so annoying having to manually go into the back tank and pull a lever to flush the toilet…do not get me started. I never took that handle for granted when it got fixed! So many times we get comfortable because things are available to us, but how would we react if the simple pleasures of life were to be taken away from us? Would we get upset, throw a tantrum, go crazy?

How would you react if the thing you loved most was not available to you? Think about it.

I’m not perfect. As usual, I speak to myself also when I write my posts. Every single day I wake up I sit on my bed and have these one-to-ones with God. It truly is a blessing to wake up. On my insta-story the other day I shared this:

Thankful for another day. Thankful for my eyes to see, my ears to hear, my mouth to speak/eat, my legs to walk, my hands to write/touch. Thankful for my circle of love + support. Thankful for seen and unseen blessings.

I have come to the point in my life where I see things for what they are. God blesses, God restores and God removes– people and things in our lives. I am so thankful for the situations God has taken me through because without them I would never learn and know how to deal with similar ones in the future. Everything that happens in our lives is meant to happen that way for our benefit. Do not forget that. Be thankful regardless of the outcome.

What are you thankful for? Is it materialistic? Or is it something that makes you whole?

Thankful vs. Grateful.

Thankful is an instant feeling of gratitude for what someone has done for you.

Gratefulness comes from a deeper part of your soul. A sense of want to do something more for what that person has done for you.

Both are important. Both should be cherished, used, and appreciated.

This week do yourself a favor and be thankful for what you have, show someone love unexpectedly, do acts of kindness, lend a helping hand and just remember that life is a gift that should be cherished. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks for stopping by. xoxo MJ.


  • Read this post this morning and I gotta say girl it hit home ☺️ on being able to appreciate what we have as some others don’t have it. Thanks for the post! x

  • Loved this message! We do takes things for granted without realizing. I want to be intentional in all of my gratefulness and thankfulness unto God and friends/family, not just giving vain thank you’s but being specific. Because a lot of those things can be gone in an instant whether it is tangible or intangible.

    Thanks for this and I want to move forward and take from this post that from now on I will let God and people around me know how I appreciate him and them. It is something I do but not often enough.

  • This is a lovely post. You really sound like a god fearing person. And I can tell that about you straight away. It’s always good to be thankful everyday we wake up.

  • It is interesting that you bring up how we will react if something we like… is no longer there. We can get attached to material things sometimes. I know I am guilty of it when it comes to my car. At the same time, I try to be thankful for everything and everyone I have. Thank you for sharing this piece.

    Nancy ♥

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