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Growing in Gratitude— Hello 30🎂

Intentionally living a life of gratitude is the first and important step to take to improve the quality of our lives.

Even if we don’t think so, it may also be one of the most difficult.

Cultivating the habit of being grateful and having a healthy outlook on life is how we can live and lead longer and happier lives instead of always complaining.

Many times we forget how important it is to be grateful.

No matter how hard we try, many issues will be beyond our control in life. What we can do, is control how we react to the whims of life.


Recently, I read an article that says gratitude is an internal purification mechanism which allows us to clean up all negativity we have inside us.
It is true! Gratitude is the secret to happiness🖤🖤.

Intentional gratitude helps us appreciate the little pleasant things that we overlook or don’t usually appreciate. Today, I’m intentionally grateful.  I look back and count my blessings – every single one of them.

Today is my birthday and I am grateful for the journey so far. 2019 has been the year of extreme growth. And I’m better for it.

I’m immensely thankful to be alive today. To witness the 30th chapter of my life is nothing short of amazing. God has been too good to me and my family.

I’m grateful for my parents, husband, children, siblings, in-laws, friends and even my co-bloggers who have quickly become dear friends.

This year, I have learnt to be able to accept and effectively put constructive criticism to good use. By putting people’s criticisms on the scale and measuring them before considering whether to learn from them or leave them.

I have become a stronger, wiser and better person overall.

“As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust

Today, I’m counting my blessings even though they are innumerable😍😍 – it’ll take me a while and I’ll be smiling throughout; I can’t just begin to explain how grateful I am. Jesus is so good to me and I remain forever thankful for His love.

Happy birthday, Bukola. I’m grateful for you.


1When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126:1-6

26 Comments

  1. labake's beauty blog

    November 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Happy birthday 😊❤ wishing you long life and prosperity in good health and wealth and many more years to come.

    1. bukolaorry

      November 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Amen thank you so much Labake ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Dawn

    November 30, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Happy 30th Birthday little sister!! 🎂 Pretty pics! Praying you have a blessed day and upcoming year. ❤️ Growing in Gratitude is a blessing. Being able to appreciate God’s love and kindness brings contentment. My daughter’s birthday is also today. 🤗

    1. bukolaorry

      November 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much big sister 💖💖

      Oh wow💕We have so many things in common💓💓 happy birthday to her 🎂💗💗💗💗

      1. Dawn

        November 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm

        You’re welcome and thanks! Yes we do. November 30th is a great day! 😁

      2. bukolaorry

        November 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm

        I totally agree😁❤️❤️❤️

  3. Queen Karen

    November 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Happy 30th Birthday Bukola 🎂🎈🤗. May God bless your new age. May this new age be a year to remember. More grace, God’s Faithfulness, joy, love, kindness, favor and glory upon your life. May God who sees all things, remember you. All that your heart desires, may it be granted unto you. Many many more years to come. May the plans/purpose of the Lord for your life come to pass. It’s a wonderful day of celebration 🎉🌻. Celebrate this day. It’s your special day 😊. Have a lovely day birthday woman 🎊👑

    1. bukolaorry

      December 2, 2019 at 7:53 am

      Amen and amen. Thanks a lot for your prayers Karen. I’m really grateful. God bless you 😘💖💖💖

      1. Queen Karen

        December 3, 2019 at 9:43 pm

        Your welcome Bukola. I hope you had a wonderful birthday 🎂😊. God bless you too 🙏🏿

  4. herrychiccounsels

    December 1, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Awww. I missed this too. God forbid my late coming mode o. 🙈

    A belated happy birthday sis. It shall be a fruitful new year for you. With loads of surprises.

    True, gratitude makes us focus on the blessings we have rather than what we don’t have.
    2019 has been a graceful year too. Growing.

    Happy new year of bliss sis. 💃❤
    Belle pic!

    1. bukolaorry

      December 2, 2019 at 7:44 am

      AMEN💕💕 Thank you so much dear. 😘❤️❤️❤️

      1. herrychiccounsels

        December 4, 2019 at 5:27 am

        ❤🤗

        You are welcome. 🤗

  5. LaShawn Uchenna Ani

    December 1, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Happy Birthday 🎊🎉🎈 OMG I’m so I’m so late, sorry I missed your day. Your look so beautiful. I am so grateful we met ..sister bloggers. ❤️

    1. bukolaorry

      December 2, 2019 at 7:48 am

      Thank you so much Shawn 💕💕.
      I’m grateful too💗💗💗💗

  6. Temi Michael-O

    December 2, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I left a comment yesterday. It disappeared 🤷🏽‍♀️. Stay young forever mademoiselle! ♥️💃💃

    1. bukolaorry

      December 2, 2019 at 7:49 am

      Thank you so much💕💕

  7. Shugunna Alexander

    December 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Happy birthday Bukola, the Lord has blessed you!! Be blessed my blogger friend!

    1. bukolaorry

      December 2, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Thank you so much 😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. Ogee

    December 6, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Happy birthday gorgeous, Queen. Many happy returns boo, love you 💞💞🥰

    1. bukolaorry

      December 8, 2019 at 6:18 am

      Thank you so much queen 👑. You are one in a million 😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Barnabas Award! – Nzuri N* Simplicity

    December 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    […] My blog was nominated and acknowledged by two of my favorite bloggers Bukola Orry and LaShawn , their words of enlightenment and spiritual encouragement is wonderful, inspiring and well written post; you should definitly pop over. Their blogs are Bukola Orry here and Lyfe of Shawn here. […]

    1. bukolaorry

      December 10, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you so much 🙏🏾💕

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