Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Butters Saved My Skin.

September 23, 2019 by  
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My skin was healing, and the itching was disappearing as I was able to keep my skin moisturized. The butters saved my skin, and what was left of my self image physically. The situation taught me to look to culture, and think outside of the medical box when things go wrong with my body. Yes, I take medication for a lot, but where nature can heal it is welcome.

We Don’t Know the Blessing of Health Until it’s Gone.

September 23, 2019 by  
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Granted, I know accidents can happen beyond one’s control. However, too many loose health due to making bad choice, and that is what we should work to avoid. If I could talk to myself 20yrs ago I’d say girl slow down because if you don’t you will one day know a life by which you are married to pain until death do you part…literally.

The Hardest Black Conversation.

September 23, 2019 by  
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They also practiced empathy toward each other.  To this day, I am still friends with these people.  These people also give me hope that one day the hardest black conversation can happen without judgement and without fear.

Allow the Vulnerable to be Seen.

September 19, 2019 by  
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Take the time to open up about struggles you face when trying to help move your family forward. Doing this will not diminish your value nor strength in their eyes. It will allow them to see how hard you push past you to stand with them. Just as you want your family to know they don’t have to be perfect, you must show them the same thing in kind. This can help save relationships, and keep the peace.

Thicker Than Blood.

I fully understand that friendships and family relationships have their positives and negatives.  Each can have their emotional impact on you as a person.  Friendships, however, have the power to introduce you to great people; people you are willing to be open with and make sacrifices for.  Blood and water are both vital liquids to living.  Do not make the effort of sacrificing one for the other.

Talk to your Spouse: Emotional Cheating is Real.

Consider what you are doing, what you are jeopardizing, and how you would feel if you were in your spouses’ shoes. It may be time for you to put your spouse first, kill the cheating while you can. This might mean the end of that relationship with the outside person permanently, but you will need to be okay with that as your marriage is already on the line.

Why Do You Want Advice.

In many cases you don’t know what kind of challenges they’ve face that day, but they are there for you. Save yourself, and your friend the trouble; If you don’t really want advice let them know or call someone else that will agree with you no matter what.

Can We Handle God’s Answer.

September 16, 2019 by  
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It’s important to remember God is not us…he’s not human. We can’t deal with him in the manner we deal with people because we could never be on his level.  Disappointment, discouragement, and plain tired is understandable and we are entitled to our feelings. Just make sure you are ready for God’s answer before questioning him as the sole purpose for every delay, and issue in your life.

Take the Time to Heal.

This pumping of the breaks is not because you are a terrible person. It should happen because you love yourself enough to tend to self-care, and you want to be fair to yourself, and whoever you choose to be with going forward.

Stop Accepting the Gift of Guilt.

September 13, 2019 by  
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We learned as kids that every choice has a consequence. It can be amazing. It can be detrimental.  It is our job to accept the consequence with the choice.  Guilt is an emotion that will have you believing you are the WORST person in the world. You are not.  You are a great and valuable person to this world regardless of your choices.  NEVER let anyone force you to be guilty about choosing you. That is a gift you can live without.

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