Monday, March 19, 2018

Don't Wait For Someone To Treat You, Treat Yourself Because You Are Worth It.

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Don't Wait For Someone To Treat You, Treat Yourself Because You Are Worth IT.

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Many years ago, I wanted a beautiful statement piece of jewelry and I waited, waited and waited.  The person who I was with at the time, kept promising me that he would get me my dream ring.
I had a ring but I wanted something that was more me and my style, something to be proud of.

Mr. Wonderful (Not) was buying everything he wanted, he loved beautiful cars.  I didn't ask for much but I wanted what I wanted.

Time passed and I never got that beautiful ring that I wanted, and after so many years I said to myself " Why did I feel The Need To Wait For Something I Wanted When I Could Get It Myself." Fortunately, a wonderful gentlemen came along and showered me with pretty jewels and from that point on, I decided that I didn't need anyone to spoil me, I could do this for myself and that is what I did.

Ladies, time waits for no one, if you are a jewel loving beauty like myself, treat yourself to a beautiful statement piece of jewelry that you can wear every day.  Don't wait for a man to make the decision on something you can do for yourself.  If you are engaged, then your fiance should give you a ring and if you are married your husband will give you a ring but you may still want a gorgeous rock to wear on your right hand.

You may even want that gorgeous gold necklace or the perfect diamond studs that you can wear everyday or for your special occasions

Maybe, you are thinking that a real piece of jewelry is too pricey but I am here to tell you that you can get a nice statement piece that will not cost you too much money and you can also save money every pay period to buy your special piece right here.

Don't deny yourself anything because Jewelry like this can last you a lifetime.

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You can also wait till a special holiday comes such as; Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, or on your Birthday to catch those special sales to get exactly what you want. I have a few pieces that are over twenty-two years that I still wear and they didn't cost a whole lot.

I love these pieces the same as the first day I received them.  Right now, I have my eye on a pair of diamond studs Like these!  This necklace isn't very expensive but I could see this worn as a statement piece.

The final word is, be good to yourself and treat yourself like you would want someone else to treat you.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Are You Feeling Like Damaged Goods?

Are You Feeling Like Damaged Goods?

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Many times we have gone through life and think that we have made great strides and we have but there are some places deep within where we are still broken.

You may have been very successful in your career and then all of a sudden you are fired from your dream job and you think of all the things that you have failed in your life. These feelings contribute to us being stuck in a holding pattern and you may be scared to try again and persevere.

It comes from brokenness from your childhood or even from a spouse who treated you less than kind.  A broken marriage sometimes will signal your subconscious to inform you that you can never be happy or if you try again, you will never succeed.

You don't realize that whatever you have gone through, you made it through so that means that you overcame.  That is proof that you don't give up.

The older we get we sometimes feel like damaged goods because so much time has passed and we feel like there is not enough time left to do the things that we would like to do.

I have been through so many obstacles in life and yes, at times I have those feelings of failure but I have learned to get right back out there and continue to try again.

Never be envious of someone you think is more successful in life because you don't know their obstacles or their downfalls.  It may even be some negative things coming in their future and you don't know what they are dealing with.  They may be broken as well but they know how to hide it.

To overcome obstacles means putting yourself out there which means that you can get hurt again but you will never know unless you try.

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To truly be happy, you have to be determined to be happy and kind to everyone because you will draw happy like-minded people into your life.

If you are living with an illness find someone else who is living with an illness as well to find support but also to support others.

Spend a lot of time with animals and nature because it is very fulfilling.

Know that you will always be able to find another job so don't let a loss of a job get to you. Teach others the skills that you have and share your knowledge freely.

Forgive people who have hurt you but do not allow that same person the opportunity to hurt and damage you again.

People who are on a positive path in life are the ones you can draw happiness and blessings from.

If you notice all your friends are negative and really don't care for you, find a totally different type of friend to allow into your life because you usually draw what you are used to and is familiar to you.

Defeat generational curses and habits that only lead to failure because you don't have to live anyone else story, live your own.

Live and breath success and it will be yours!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Should I Continue To Buy Your Goods When I Cannot Use Your Restroom? (Rant)

Should I continue to buy your goods when I cannot use your restroom?

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Me and my daughter like to go to a particular shopping area in the inner-city because you can always find some good deals on clothes, hair goods, linen, and etc.  I grew up shopping in this neighborhood and although the area has been sketchy for some time, we used to enjoy shopping there.

There are so many stores and places to eat in the area but guess what?  We can shop, and eat, but we cannot use their bathroom, we are always told that the bathroom is out of order or straight out told that we cannot use it.

My daughter went shopping in this area this week and she really had to go to the bathroom and it was an emergency.  She was told that she can't use the bathroom and she had to search and search and she finally went to a place where she could go but she had to buy something in order to use the restroom.

We have always been told by others to patronize the inner city and their businesses but I don't think it makes sense to continue to support people who don't support us.  If I order food in your restaurant or buy your clothes and I know there is a bathroom and you treat me like a second-class-citizen then it may now be a bad idea to keep spending my money in these run-down neighborhoods.

I can go to the mall where there is always an available bathroom and I don't have to ask whether or not I can use it.  I can shop in other supermarkets in different neighborhoods and I can use their facilities. 

Some people have told me that a lot of stores are experiencing damage and a lot of people destroying the bathrooms and this is why they are restricting its use.  Well, people at the shopping mall will leave the bathroom dirty but there is always someone there to clean it up and I feel, these inner-city stores could do the same thing.

My money doesn't seem to be important in these areas or I would be treated with courtesy and with compassion.  So many people have physical ailments like myself and should not have to beg to use the bathroom.  We have to know that we are being treated unfairly and do something about it. I guess you really don't need my money, huh?

I do not care about your mom and pop stores if you are not aware of my needs. You have to make your customers your priority.  This is discrimination from our own race but nobody wants to admit it.

Will only support who support me from now on!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Being Needy Is A Bad Trait And Character Flaw!

Being Needy Is A Bad Trait And Character Flaw!

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There are so many people in this world who have the skills and the opportunity to make something out of themselves but there is something inside that tells them that they cannot accomplish anything so they think that the world owes them all the things that they cannot get.

I have to say that there is a population of people that actually need some help because of age or disability but it still doesn't give a person a right to attach themselves to your pocketbook because God will help those who help themselves.

You may think that you do not have control over your circumstance but you do, you have a mind that is powerful to create and give you the answers that you need and all you have to do is put forth some effort.

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If you cannot work, try to do the things that you can do and there will be someone out there who will help you get to the place where you want to be, but if you sit by expecting people to be your savior it will not help you at all.

Surround yourself with people who are about moving forward and are not takers because takers are distractors and they will wear you down.

Work on yourself and concentrate on what you can bring to the table and share yourself if you cannot share anything else. 

Try not to feel sorry for yourself because we live in a world that rewards good behavior and our faithful attempts at bettering ourselves will not be void. 
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I have heard of people who come to America with just Twenty dollars and they fight and find a way to make it in this country because they are hungry and know that they have to make life in this country work.  They cannot afford to sit around and hope and dream of a change, they force the change.

If they can make it, you can, it depends on you making a change and making some careful decisions.  Learn how to save money on some things that you can do without so you can have a little extra money to change your life.  You may say, " I don't have much", well that man or woman who came to this country had a lot less than you.

You can do better and you know you can because living your dream is only possible if you depend on yourself and do for yourself.

A handout is only temporary but a hand up will take you so much further and when people see you trying, they will step in and help without you even asking for it.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Love is gone so what am I going to do?

Love is gone so what am I going to do?

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It is not easy going through a breakup.  Spending time alone is rough unless you are a loner.  Finding new things to do and places to go alone can be so hard.

I have personally decided that I will remain alone for a while and concentrate on health and work on my career.  I am a  loner at heart and I personally enjoy my own company.

We have all these dating apps and websites and finding love is harder than ever.  Being alone is the best time to nurture all the things that you let go of when you were in a relationship.

I have decided to let love go but you don't have to, get yourself ready for a new love and another adventure but take the time to find out exactly what you want in your relationship and some of the things that you would like to work on in your life to prevent another breakup.

Knowledge is power and although we cannot prevent some things that contribute to a breakup and a divorce, you can get to know you and what you will and will not put up with.  Maybe you will learn to be happy with your journey in life.

Taking trips and making plans are definite ways to get over your failed relationship.  Life is not over!
Find outings that are geared towards single folks, not to find another lover but to find new friends who know where all the hip and happening places are.

If you have let yourself go, now is the time to step up on your hygiene and fashion game.  Be you and be fabulous in your own right.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Can You Escape The Hood By Doing Hood Things?

Can you escape the hood by doing hood things?

This morning I was thinking about all the people I know who tried to escape the hood by lying, stealing and hustling.

These folks thought they had all the answers and did not listen to anyone.  Years ago they were the best dressed, very popular, and drove the hottest cars.  It looked like they had the world in the palm of their hands.

 I have run into some of these people and I was very surprised that some of them are homeless.  They outwitted themselves and now they didn't have anyone to turn to.

Fast money is fast death and you cannot escape your environment by doing foul things.  You may escape for a short time but you will not sleep well at night and you will have to constantly look over your shoulder.

You will not be able to trust your friends because when you are living this way, you really don't have any friends and you will lose self-respect.

Taking shortcuts will lead to problems further down the road.

Friday, December 8, 2017

What Exactly Is Talking White Or Acting White?

What Exactly Is Talking White Or Acting White?

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There are a lot of misconceptions regarding African American people who talk proper English.  They are often called Oreo's, talking white, sell-outs and etc.

Some people grow up in different environments or they are exposed to people of different races.  I have some in my family who so-called "talk white" and they are not trying to sell-out at all.

My family members are very proud African Americans and many are. You do not know what people go through who grow up in mostly white neighborhoods, you will definitely not forget who you are and where you come from, that is for sure.

We have a tendency to put our people in a box that they don't belong in just because of your uneasiness.  It is no disgrace to use proper English.

All of us are not the same, talk to a person so you can get to know them and you can build great friendships.  It is unfair to make judgments based on a manner of speech.

Judge people by their character only!