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Sunday Inspiration: Grateful

Last week, I introduced a new segment on Swa-Rai called Sunday Inspiration, you can read all about it here. To give you a quick summary it’s basically a segment where I talk about things I’ve been dealing with in my personal life good or bad. It’s kind of my way of opening up even further.

First things first: Last week, I issued out a challenge to my readers to mend a relationship that is or was important to you. I’m proud to say that I followed through on my own challenge. I’ve been working on a mending a few broken relationships. Did any of you make amends or at least take steps to fix a broken relationship in your life?

After looking back over my life, this weeks lesson for me was one of gratitude. I can’t lie, I’ve been through so much in my 30+ years on earth, things that some people can’t even fathom but still I’m grateful. I’m grateful for all of life’s lessons because I know that each heartache, each tear, each laugh was for a reason. I’m grateful for those in my life who truly support me and love me. I’m grateful for my family, friends and those who wish me well but most of all I’m grateful for the little face you see below, my boychild. He makes life worth living and he loves me in spite of my weaknesses and faults, he truly is my everything!

I’m grateful for you guys! You guys are one of reasons, why every time I get knocked down, I get back up. I get so many messages about how I inspired you and how you wish me well.

Lastly, I’m grateful for all of God’s amazing blessings. He’s been so good to me that I really don’t know where I would be without him.


Today this song literally brought me to tears, maybe it will be a blessing to someone else who is going through something this week.

Now tell me what are you grateful for?

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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