16 episodes

The aim of I Am Grateful For... is to give courage to individuals and help them think about what they are grateful for despite hardships or difficult situations. The goal being to look past the negativity and the contagious desire to spread it, while choosing to facilitate an atmosphere of gratitude instead. I Am Grateful For... does not hope to deny that tough times and unfortunate circumstances exist, but we choose to share the joy of knowing that nonetheless we can all still find something to be grateful for.
If you love the podcast and would love to support my husband and I’s passion for sharing stories, make a donation towards the launch of Season 3 below:
www.gofundme.com/f/i-am-grateful-for-the-gratitude-podcast
With Gratitude,
Hope

I Am Grateful For..‪.‬ Hope Lavender

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

The aim of I Am Grateful For... is to give courage to individuals and help them think about what they are grateful for despite hardships or difficult situations. The goal being to look past the negativity and the contagious desire to spread it, while choosing to facilitate an atmosphere of gratitude instead. I Am Grateful For... does not hope to deny that tough times and unfortunate circumstances exist, but we choose to share the joy of knowing that nonetheless we can all still find something to be grateful for.
If you love the podcast and would love to support my husband and I’s passion for sharing stories, make a donation towards the launch of Season 3 below:
www.gofundme.com/f/i-am-grateful-for-the-gratitude-podcast
With Gratitude,
Hope

    Bria Holness: What Does It Mean to be Black?

    Bria Holness: What Does It Mean to be Black?

    In this interview, Bria shares her journey in understanding her identity and culture. Although she grew up in the Bronx, Bria wrestled with the many connotations that came with "being black". She wanted to know where she fit in, especially when it came to the people she spent most of her time with versus her Jamaican-American roots. Between her colleagues, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and African American Studies classes sparked her desire to learn more. Bria is such a great role model when it comes to looking past stigmas and stereotypes. Bria believes in making room for the beautiful journey of embracing who we are and where we're from.


    Help us keep the podcast going by supporting us at www.iamgratefulforpodcast.com/donate.

    • 40 min
    Mark Bishop: When People Believe In You

    Mark Bishop: When People Believe In You

    So thankful to get to interview my cousin Mark! Mark truly reminded me of the impact we can have on one another when we build one another up. In this interview, he openly shares about those who believed in him, even when he didn't have the grades or drive, and how it helped him become the man he his today. Despite 2020's hardships, Mark shares the lessons he learned about the importance of taking care of our mental health and his faith.


    Help us keep the podcast going by supporting us at www.iamgratefulforpodcast.com/donate.

    • 34 min
    Bryce Outten: HBCUs and his journey at Tuskegee University

    Bryce Outten: HBCUs and his journey at Tuskegee University

    Bryce shares his journey and experience at Tuskegee University, an HBCU (Historically Black College and University). He shares about the stereotypes, opportunities, highlights, and even the dark moments that sparked a depth in his relationship with God.


    He also shares his passions of music, mental health, and giving back to young black males through mentorship.


    Please check out Bryce's EP The Deep End on Spotify at and follow him on Instagram at @brycebigsmooth87


    Music: Ketsa and Scott Holmes

    • 38 min
    Bonus Episode | Ron Sachs: Share Gratitude 2020

    Bonus Episode | Ron Sachs: Share Gratitude 2020

    We have felt the difficulty in 2020 for sure...


    In a powerful, funny, and insightful experience that we will never forget, tune in to learn from Ron Sachs of Sachs Media about what helped him get through this year and what he sees as the silver lining in it all.


    We were blessed to have Ron join us to not only share his life, but also all about Sachs Media and America's Newspaper's recently launched campaign Share Gratitude 2020 as an effort to help us all take a look into our hearts and to reflect on what we are grateful for, despite how challenging 2020 has been. The campaign will be running through January 2021.


    Please check out ShareGratitude2020.com and post what you are grateful for!


    Music: Ketsa and Scott Holmes

    • 37 min
    Joshua Foxworth: Study Abroad and Paradigm Shifts

    Joshua Foxworth: Study Abroad and Paradigm Shifts

    A few years ago, while in Dubai and India, Josh's experience sparked an abrupt paradigm shift in his life.
    He openly shares how the personal visit to these beautiful places changed his mindset and view of America and his relationships. Please take advantage of these valuable insights about gratitude and stereotypes that he shares while you have the chance.


    Music by Ketsa and Scott Holmes

    • 29 min
    Jack Hadley: "White or Black. There had to be a beginning."

    Jack Hadley: "White or Black. There had to be a beginning."

    Interviewing Mr. Hadley was a powerful, eye-opening experience. We enjoyed his bright and pleasant personality and amazing ability to recall the facts in his history. He shares his experience growing up on a plantation, joining the military, finding his wife, and how the museum came about. Get ready for a surprising and funny interview that we both believe you will enjoy.


    Music by Ketsa and Scott Holmes

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Mitch Lavender ,

AMAZING STORIES!!!

I am Grateful for is amazing to listen to because you get to hear the heart of your speakers. There has not been one time where I have listened to an interview and walked away unchanged because each time I am moved by the story. Thanks so much for taking the time to gather, and share such heartfelt stories with us, I cannot wait to hear more!! If you haven’t listened, you should, and the funny thing is, you will feel more grateful yourself. Thanks again!

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