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  • Our poor brains. They never stop, not even in sleep. It's no wonder Hamlet craved that dreamless sleep with such distrust, as even in death there's no certainty of what might come. And so, we drink to usher on that dreamlessness like a half-alive kind of dying.

Like being awake at 3am in the strange limbo between days.

Addiction was my personal purgatory, as though I was bound there alone in the dark. All the tiny monsters from my nightmares would cross over, blurring the lines between a waking hell and tormented, sleeping oblivion. I was never sure of which was worse as neither was better than the other; to be haunted and conscious, or blacked out and dreading daylight.

Because drunkenness craves darkness.

It craves it so much that it creates it. But not the romantic 3am sort of darkness, like the kind that used to call me from my sleep every single night. It craves the indulgent, thick and intoxicating kind of darkness that spills like ink into clear waters; overtaking it, consuming it, transforming it into darkness itself.

It creates the next-best-thing to the dreamlessness all addicts desire: a dead and numbing dullness, a sort of sensory blindness that leaves you sleepwalking through your life.

Like being dead, without the commitment.

From "Sleepwalking" on the blog at LifeInDetox.com 🙏🚫🍷
  • Our poor brains. They never stop, not even in sleep. It's no wonder Hamlet craved that dreamless sleep with such distrust, as even in death there's no certainty of what might come. And so, we drink to usher on that dreamlessness like a half-alive kind of dying.

    Like being awake at 3am in the strange limbo between days.

    Addiction was my personal purgatory, as though I was bound there alone in the dark. All the tiny monsters from my nightmares would cross over, blurring the lines between a waking hell and tormented, sleeping oblivion. I was never sure of which was worse as neither was better than the other; to be haunted and conscious, or blacked out and dreading daylight.

    Because drunkenness craves darkness.

    It craves it so much that it creates it. But not the romantic 3am sort of darkness, like the kind that used to call me from my sleep every single night. It craves the indulgent, thick and intoxicating kind of darkness that spills like ink into clear waters; overtaking it, consuming it, transforming it into darkness itself.

    It creates the next-best-thing to the dreamlessness all addicts desire: a dead and numbing dullness, a sort of sensory blindness that leaves you sleepwalking through your life.

    Like being dead, without the commitment.

    From "Sleepwalking" on the blog at LifeInDetox.com 🙏🚫🍷
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  • “I’m very much down to earth. Just not this earth”. Karl Lagerfeld
Rest In Peace Maestro
  • “I’m very much down to earth. Just not this earth”. Karl Lagerfeld
    Rest In Peace Maestro
  • 7,243 26 2 hours ago
  • G I V E A W A Y

Time to say « thank you »! Danke für 8000 (!) Menschen, die mir folgen, denen meine Kreationen und ein bisschen etwas aus unserem Alltag gefallen. Danke für alle, die ich hier « kennenlernen » darf, für die lieben Kommentare, für die 💛💛💛, für die Anregungen und die  konstruktive Kritik! 
Manchmal macht es mich verrückt und doch liebe ich dieses Gesamtpaket hier... Ich habe hin und her überlegt, aber da die Geschmäcker ja doch verschieden sind, verlose ich nun einfach einen 80€ Gutschein für meinen Onlineshop. Somit kann der oder die Gewinnerin sich dann einfach etwas aussuchen, dass ihm gefällt 🤗

Teilnahme wie folgt:
~ Folge @maililou.eu
~ Hinterlasse diesem Beitrag ein 💛
~ Kommentiere, was dir bei maililou am besten gefällt und markiere einen Freund. 
Jeder extra Kommentar ist ein extra Los, aber es müssen immer andere Personen markiert werden.

Zudem könnt ihr das Gewinnspiel in der Story teilen und mich markieren.

Ich werde Donnerstag Abend auslosen,  wer der Glückliche Gewinner ist 💛

Viel Glück! 
#maililou #8k #8000 #thankyou #thankful #grateful #happy #giveaway
  • G I V E A W A Y

    Time to say « thank you »! Danke für 8000 (!) Menschen, die mir folgen, denen meine Kreationen und ein bisschen etwas aus unserem Alltag gefallen. Danke für alle, die ich hier « kennenlernen » darf, für die lieben Kommentare, für die 💛💛💛, für die Anregungen und die konstruktive Kritik!
    Manchmal macht es mich verrückt und doch liebe ich dieses Gesamtpaket hier... Ich habe hin und her überlegt, aber da die Geschmäcker ja doch verschieden sind, verlose ich nun einfach einen 80€ Gutschein für meinen Onlineshop. Somit kann der oder die Gewinnerin sich dann einfach etwas aussuchen, dass ihm gefällt 🤗

    Teilnahme wie folgt:
    ~ Folge @maililou.eu
    ~ Hinterlasse diesem Beitrag ein 💛
    ~ Kommentiere, was dir bei maililou am besten gefällt und markiere einen Freund.
    Jeder extra Kommentar ist ein extra Los, aber es müssen immer andere Personen markiert werden.

    Zudem könnt ihr das Gewinnspiel in der Story teilen und mich markieren.

    Ich werde Donnerstag Abend auslosen, wer der Glückliche Gewinner ist 💛

    Viel Glück!
    #maililou #8k #8000 #thankyou #thankful #grateful #happy #giveaway
  • 142 250 1 hour ago
  • The old idea that you can simply permanently change your thinking by deciding to has got to go.
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Does re-framing work? Does replacing a "negative" thought with a "positive" thought work? Do affirmations work?
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Yes, but...
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Not how you may think.
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Re-framing, challenging "distortions" in thinking and affirmations have their place, but to get permanent change, we need to go deeper.
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You see, every thought, feeling and emotion has a purpose. It's their for a reason.
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And, there isn't such a thing as a "positive" or "negative" thought or emotion. That context makes it seem like "positive" thoughts or emotions are "good" and "negative" thoughts or emotions are "bad".
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To suggest that "negative" or "distorted" thoughts aren't accurate depiction of reality totally negates the purpose of these thoughts and feelings.
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Why? Because they aren't negative at all. They are simply uncomfortable. They aren't enjoyable. But they have a purpose.
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To go beyond trying to modify the thought, we need to discover why the thought is there... and why it actually makes sense that the thought is there, based on your unique history and experience.
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We never have a thought that doesn't have a purpose.
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Uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are typically either automatic survival responses based on past experience, or they are wise wake up calls that something needs attention.
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So, while re-framing and challenging uncomfortable thoughts is important, we must also honor them an listen to them.
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We must find out why they are there in the first place, where'd they come from? And what purpose are they serving? And does that purpose line up with our growth and our goals?
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Then we must help the parts of ourselves that think this way start to feel safe to release those uncomfortable thoughts.
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This is where Trauma Hacking™ Coaching comes in.
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To get to the root cause emotional trauma that created all these thoughts in the first place.
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So, to change your thoughts you've got to heal your trauma. That's how you heal your life!
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You got this!
Mastin
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P.S. Click the link in my profile @mastinkipp for more info about one-on-one Trauma Hacking™ Coaching with me. Space is limited.
  • The old idea that you can simply permanently change your thinking by deciding to has got to go.
    .
    Does re-framing work? Does replacing a "negative" thought with a "positive" thought work? Do affirmations work?
    .
    Yes, but...
    .
    Not how you may think.
    .
    Re-framing, challenging "distortions" in thinking and affirmations have their place, but to get permanent change, we need to go deeper.
    .
    You see, every thought, feeling and emotion has a purpose. It's their for a reason.
    .
    And, there isn't such a thing as a "positive" or "negative" thought or emotion. That context makes it seem like "positive" thoughts or emotions are "good" and "negative" thoughts or emotions are "bad".
    .
    To suggest that "negative" or "distorted" thoughts aren't accurate depiction of reality totally negates the purpose of these thoughts and feelings.
    .
    Why? Because they aren't negative at all. They are simply uncomfortable. They aren't enjoyable. But they have a purpose.
    .
    To go beyond trying to modify the thought, we need to discover why the thought is there... and why it actually makes sense that the thought is there, based on your unique history and experience.
    .
    We never have a thought that doesn't have a purpose.
    .
    Uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are typically either automatic survival responses based on past experience, or they are wise wake up calls that something needs attention.
    .
    So, while re-framing and challenging uncomfortable thoughts is important, we must also honor them an listen to them.
    .
    We must find out why they are there in the first place, where'd they come from? And what purpose are they serving? And does that purpose line up with our growth and our goals?
    .
    Then we must help the parts of ourselves that think this way start to feel safe to release those uncomfortable thoughts.
    .
    This is where Trauma Hacking™ Coaching comes in.
    .
    To get to the root cause emotional trauma that created all these thoughts in the first place.
    .
    So, to change your thoughts you've got to heal your trauma. That's how you heal your life!
    .
    You got this!
    Mastin
    .
    P.S. Click the link in my profile @mastinkipp for more info about one-on-one Trauma Hacking™ Coaching with me. Space is limited.
  • 303 5 20 minutes ago

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  • Day #2 self-care challenge....
In stillness is where I can hear my inner guidance the most....this morning I allow myself to just focus on my breathing while focusing on my heart chakra. I felt this instant peace come over me....it was so serene the alignment followed......I felt so much love around me....and through me...
#selfcare 
#selflove 
#day2selfcarechallenge 
#grateful 
#intentional 
#freedom
  • Day #2 self-care challenge....
    In stillness is where I can hear my inner guidance the most....this morning I allow myself to just focus on my breathing while focusing on my heart chakra. I felt this instant peace come over me....it was so serene the alignment followed......I felt so much love around me....and through me...
    #selfcare
    #selflove
    #day2selfcarechallenge
    #grateful
    #intentional
    #freedom
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  • it will always be the hardest semester for me because I was in the lowest point of my life during that time. I even thought of giving up because I couldn't go through it anymore. there were too many things going on in my life. I was mentally and physically exhausted. I lost all of my motivations to keep on going. I won't even feel like going to class and I had trouble focusing during my lessons. I was a few chapters behind. I had a tough time teaching myself the topics that I didn't understand. I did it for myself despite all the pain I had within me. with whatever I had went through last semester, getting a result like this is my fuel. it shows me that I can face anything in my life and I will stand still no matter what. all those pain and tears made me who I am today and I'm stronger than never. pain teaches us who we really are and let us know more about ourselves. it reveals our strength and that is when you will realise everything happens for a reason. I don't want to change my past because it had taught me lessons that will help me to achieve my dreams. i'm grateful, thanks God. 
#happy #grateful #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #quoteoftheday #motivationalquotes #studymotivation #dreams #goals
  • it will always be the hardest semester for me because I was in the lowest point of my life during that time. I even thought of giving up because I couldn't go through it anymore. there were too many things going on in my life. I was mentally and physically exhausted. I lost all of my motivations to keep on going. I won't even feel like going to class and I had trouble focusing during my lessons. I was a few chapters behind. I had a tough time teaching myself the topics that I didn't understand. I did it for myself despite all the pain I had within me. with whatever I had went through last semester, getting a result like this is my fuel. it shows me that I can face anything in my life and I will stand still no matter what. all those pain and tears made me who I am today and I'm stronger than never. pain teaches us who we really are and let us know more about ourselves. it reveals our strength and that is when you will realise everything happens for a reason. I don't want to change my past because it had taught me lessons that will help me to achieve my dreams. i'm grateful, thanks God.
    #happy #grateful #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #quoteoftheday #motivationalquotes #studymotivation #dreams #goals
  • 3 0 1 minute ago
  • WE SHOULD FEEL ENTICE BY SIMPLER THINGS 
In life we romanticize struggle, been busy all the time and money. 
But how about the small things, the day to day little victories. 
The days we are overwhelmed with kindness and empathy.

A home cooked meal or having the time to be with family. 
All these “small” “unimportant” things are the backbone of happiness and we should be grateful for them. 
So stop looking for the “next big thing” and be entice by the simplicity of life.
Sometimes that’s all we need to do.

#inspiration #purpose #lifegoals #determination #determined #mindset #bebetter #smallthings #happiness #grateful #entice
  • WE SHOULD FEEL ENTICE BY SIMPLER THINGS
    In life we romanticize struggle, been busy all the time and money.
    But how about the small things, the day to day little victories.
    The days we are overwhelmed with kindness and empathy.

    A home cooked meal or having the time to be with family.
    All these “small” “unimportant” things are the backbone of happiness and we should be grateful for them.
    So stop looking for the “next big thing” and be entice by the simplicity of life.
    Sometimes that’s all we need to do.

    #inspiration #purpose #lifegoals #determination #determined #mindset #bebetter #smallthings #happiness #grateful #entice
  • 1 1 1 minute ago
  • I'm not birthday, just level up 😂😘😇
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(Sorry, reupload 😂😂)
#levelup #23 #grateful
  • I'm not birthday, just level up 😂😘😇
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    (Sorry, reupload 😂😂)
    #levelup #23 #grateful
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  • 特別な #感謝サンデー でした!!⭐️ 来てくれた一人一人、心から感謝しています!ぜひぜひ、大切な人へ感謝を伝えていきましょう😊 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thank you everyone for joining us last Sunday! We loved having you and we hope to see you soon again! 
Lets be grateful!! 😊

#感謝サンデー #教会 #感謝 #日本 #church #grateful #thankyou #japan
  • 特別な #感謝サンデー でした!!⭐️ 来てくれた一人一人、心から感謝しています!ぜひぜひ、大切な人へ感謝を伝えていきましょう😊
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    Thank you everyone for joining us last Sunday! We loved having you and we hope to see you soon again!
    Lets be grateful!! 😊

    #感謝サンデー #教会 #感謝 #日本 #church #grateful #thankyou #japan
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