Be thankful in good times and bad times. Be appreciative in happy times and sad times. Be grateful in times of earning and in times where things have been given freely. Thankfulness should not be just displayed when something grand happens (winning $450 mill from the lotto). What about being thankful in times where nothing spectacular happens? Being alive, fully functional, having the activity of your limbs and waking up seeing another day so you can continue working on being a better all around individual. The simple things in life we take for granted.


Well, it certain things in our life are freely given to us. We do not have to ask, beg or work for them. However, when something that was once free is taken away. We later realize the value that it had and added to our life. Next, we become filled with regret and remorse because we did not treasure what we had. Evidently, we told ourselves that what is free would always last. Wrong, instead of being thankful, we were ungrateful.

We can’t go back to the past and rewrite our wrongs. So let us press forward in always be thankful for things both given and earned. Remember the simple things in life that are given to us WE DID NOT WORK FOR THEM. Nine times out of ten it’s favor, God just blesses us like that. We do not know what it takes to build, attain, maintain and obtain.

So let us all do a better job not complaining for more and what we do not have. Let us appreciate what we do have. Let us discard the attitude of “it will last forever.” Let us be thankful and not ungrateful. Let us not wait for the simple things in life to be taken from us to appreciate and realize it’s value. Let us show gratitude for everything that we have . Let us be thankful and appreciate for the little that we have, because a little is better than nothing.

Love y’all

Be blessed and stay encouraged

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Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

1 comment on “Gratitude

  1. Jackelene Torres

    Well said: A little is better than nothing.


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