Thanksgiving morning with the family. And yes, we already have our Christmas tree up. We don’t play.
I’m thankful for the good, the bad, and the knowledge that both work together to make us who we’re destined to be. And above all, I’m thankful for the faith that sustains us through everything.
May you enjoy this time with your family and friends. And if you can’t be with them today, I pray for your comfort.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Love, Peace & Afro Grease,
Mondays can feel like the ultimate worst. So to brighten up the start of your work or school week, I wanted to share these quotes with you. Post them on your mirror, fridge or dashboard to remind yourself that Mondays aren’t so bad after all. Enjoy!
Love, Peace & Afro Grease,
When was the last time you gave yourself a compliment?
If it’s been that long, then I think it’s time for you to stop neglecting the person you see in the mirror. Complimenting yourself isn’t exercising extreme vanity. No one is going to think you have an ego of Kanye proportions… if you follow this advice of course.
Acknowledge Your Strengths
If you’ve ever had a job interview, then you know how difficult it can be to list your strengths. Suddenly your brain stops working as you try to recall all of the skills that have gotten you to this point.
Certain things about ourselves may seem unimportant, but in actuality they can be translated into our strengths. Are you the life of the party? Congratulations, you’re a great communicator. Do you always pick out the most thoughtful Christmas gifts? Then I’d say you’re attentive to detail.
It’s important to become aware of your strengths and talents because it reinforces that you have the ability to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Back in the day it was all about thin, perfectly arched eyebrows. I tried to follow the trend with constant visits to the nail salon almost every two weeks to get my furry caterpillars waxed. As a result, I was left with measly brows. There was even an instance where an inexperienced woman at a salon nearly threaded off all my eyebrows. She even had the nerve to come at me with tweezers to fix her mistake!
I still shudder at that nightmare, so now I’m set on growing fuller brows. Last night I was flipping through the new Glamour Magazine (with Lady Gaga on the cover) and I noticed that thicker eyebrows are everywhere from Solange Knowles to Lily Collins.
My mom got a haircut on Friday.
It was a much-needed change from her days of wearing it pulled back in a neat and tidy bun. This is considered a big deal since her go-to ‘do has been around since my sisters and I were babies. My mom’s beloved hairstyle was so routine that I’m sure she could bun her locks in her sleep.
Friday night, after her salon appointment, she came to me while tousling her new bob. “I don’t know if it’s just me, but this style just makes my head look long,” she whined.
I rolled my eyes as she continued to complain and toss her hair around in the mirror. Before she could find another thing to dislike, I interjected, “You look good, Ma. You needed the change.”
She huffed, puffed and finally gave up. “Fine!” she said, as she walked off.
I laughed to myself and then it hit me: Forget a box of chocolates. Life is like a new haircut.