Okay, I turned 47 (yes, 47—what? That’s not old!) yesterday and I’ve certainly learned, or realized, a lot more than 47 things in my 47 years. But, as I was reflecting on my life and some of my lessons, or realizations, these 47 things easily came to mind randomly. See how many resonate with you. [Read more…]
People in general, but women in particular, have been through a whole lot and continue to go through a whole lot. From childhood to womanhood, we’ve had daddy issues, mommy issues, issues with friends and school, health issues, job issues, children issues, and man issues. One thing that I keep hearing said to, or about, some women is that “she needs a man to validate her.” And most often, the response is, “I don’t need anyone to validate me!”
And sometimes that’s true.
Welcome to The 29-Day Love Challenge! If we were asked if we love ourselves, so many of us would say, with attitude, “Of course I love myself! What’s wrong with you?” But then far too many of us live day to day as if we don’t. So, since February is known for being the month of love, I challenge you to show love everyday, that’s ev-er-ree day, for the full 29 days in this February! Can you do it? Are you in? [Read more…]
You’d be surprised how many people are actually bullied in relationships–even as adults. The bullying could occur in an adult child-parent relationship, sibling relationship, friendship, dating relationship, or marital relationship. However it occurs, many times people don’t even realize what’s going on because WE’RE ADULTS and who thinks about adults being bullied?
So, before I go further, I want you to know that you are a fabulous creation of God. God treats you well and it is His intention that you be treated well by others. You are too important; you come with your own purpose, your own gifts and talents—the devil sends many to stifle what God has given you, and he comes disguised, oftentimes cloaked in the shadows behind someone you love. [Read more…]
I recently read yet another article where a black person was not altogether claiming her blackness. She was black, however, she stated that she considered herself more “international.” International, or not, black is black.
So again, I started thinking about what BLACK is to me and wondering if it’s so different for any other black person. TO ME, if you were born in America and have African ancestry (or even Caribbean) as well as a blend of other races, you’re black, especially if you look black. My own genetic makeup is a blend of African (who knows from which country or tribe?–and I’ve heard Caribbean as well), Cherokee Indian (or so I’m told), and white (or Caucasian, if you prefer). And TO ME, this blend, being multiracial with African being the predominant origin, is what makes me BLACK.