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Marcie L. Thomas
Founder of Brown Girl Collective & The Brown Girl Diaries
Founder of Brown Girl Collective & The Brown Girl Diaries
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Leaving the Land of the Status Quo and the Valley of Settling for Less
Near the latter part of 2015, I was super excited about coming to you daily with my gratefulness journey and got off to a pretty good start. However, it didn’t take too long for me to realize that much of invokes the spirit of gratitude within me is of a mu...
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The Ex Factor - The Grateful Project - 10.21.15
I have a friend who is dating a guy that she has no intentions of staying with for the long haul, but she is choosing to stick with him until "something better comes along." When I heard her make that statement, I asked her (out loud) "How are we still frie...
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The Spirit of "Can Do" - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.15.15
Anyone who is familiar with the Christian faith is intimately acquainted with Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV) It is oftentimes the go-to verse that is uttered when a person is faced with what appears to be...
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Joyful, Joyful - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.12.15
Just a few short moments ago, a profound sense of joy filled my soul and spirit, quite unexpectedly. Yes, it is currently Monday. Yes, I am presently working in a position that is far removed from my life's purpose. Yes, I could use some more money in my ba...
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Grown Woman. Making Decisions and Choices... - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.9.15
Today I am serving up a double-dose of gratefulness, just because... First of all, I am grateful for the artistry of the one and only Jill Scott , not only for blessing me with the soundtrack for the last 15 years of my life, but also for providing me with ...
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My Extended "Family" (431,900 & Counting) - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.7.15
My gratitude for the day reaches out to the women & girls, men & boys who are a part of the Brown Girl Collective (aka BGC) Family. When I was called to create a space that celebrates BOLD, Brilliant and Beautiful  women and girls of African descent over si...
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Unpacking Self-Compassion - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.6.15
Let me forewarn you, this is going to take more than 49 words... Marcie In the last 18 months or so, I have been on a quest to become more proficient at practicing radical self-love by committing more of my time and energy towards the things that bring me a...
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The Power of Saying "No!" - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.5.15
I have a confession to make: I am a recovering people-pleaser. Not the kind who would risk life and limb to fit in, but the type that would answer in the affirmative when I really wanted to say, "Oh, Hell No!" You know what it looks like:. "Sure, I'll bring...
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I've Got All My Sisters with Me - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.4.15
Corbis Photo After the Emmy Awards aired a couple of weeks ago, naturally there was a lot of buzz about Viola Davis' historic win and truth-telling speech , along with chatter about the awards that were picked up by Uzo Aduba, Regina King and Queen Latifah'...
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Oh So Precious - The Grateful 49 Project - 10.3.15
Five years ago, I had to say goodbye to my long-time chocolate child, a fat cat by the name of Sammie. Ms. Sammie had been with me through a lot of life's ups and downs and even rode shotgun with me (in the car and not in her cage!) when I moved from Motown...
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