What does February mean to you?
To me it is a HUGE marker if my heritage and culture.
February is Black History Month.
A few years ago, i made it a goal to learn one new Black History fact each day of February. And to help my fellow peers along so they could also learn some important history, each day i post that new fact as my facebook status. I have gotten AMAZING response from all of my peers in the social world as they are learning new and interesting things about African American culture.
From inventors, pioneers, actors, singers, or young professionals African Americans have done a lot to help build the country that we have today.
Another reason i did it was to also teach people that there were other people who had major influences on our culture other than the usual popular names that you usually hear (like Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, President Obama...)
The last post of this month i will post some of my Black History facts that i learned and shared during this 2012 Black History Month.
I have a friend that works at the local television station and she also decided to pay homage to Black History month as well this year. She made a series of stories to educate the people of our community of influential African American people right here in our own community. She also talked on African American culture that can be seen today but some people do not really understand. Here is the story my friend is doing (and YES i was lucky enough to be apart of it :-) ) It may help to let some people know a little more about the African American Culture and some of the things that we do.
Black History is American history. And i hope that i am able to teach my nieces, nephews, and someday my children more about the African American heritage and what we have done to contribute to improving society.
Over the past few months i have been "detoxing" my life of people who just do not deserve my time.
I am a very giving and loving person and once you are my "friend" i pretty much treat you like family. Well over the years i have learned that some people just like to take advantage of my kindness...and it is for that reason i have started to cut the cord on some "relationships" with people that i know
Some people it was easier to do than with others...but i know that it was for the best.
I do not want a part time friend! I want a friend who will be there when they say they will be there. and i take that mentality when i am in any kind of relationship. I guess i have set high standards for the people that i am around but i do not regret it! I look at all the friends that i do have and i LOVE every second i am around them. I have such an amazing group of friends that i do get people tell me quite frequently that they wish they had friends like mine (or they wish i could be their friend and hang out with them more...LoL) i guess detoxing the part time people is a good thing and can be seen by other people
I like to live a drama free...very happy...up beat...up lifting life
All of my friends put in 110 % effort when it comes to being there for each other and anytime we plan a trip or go somewhere we are the center of attention because we all get along so well and just have an amazing time.
So don't be afraid to let some people go! it may be hard at first...but if it is better for you in the long run sometimes you have to do what is best for you!
...learn to forgive...but that does not mean you have to forget...
...learn from those moments that were not the best...
...but do not let those bad moments hold you back from being a happier better person TODAY!...
Hola mi blogging familia!
Today is a GREAT Sunday for me! It has been a Loooooooooooong week and so many good and bad things happened...but in the end the good def out weighed the bad!(i bumped my head and it bled and i got a mild concussion...but in the end i did not need stitches and in the end i am ok! :-) )
Hope that you all had a wonderful week as well!
If you have not already done so please go check out my fitness blog! Dont forget to LIKE it on facebook! Gonna be giving away some pretty cool stuff soon but you will only find out about it via the facebook fan page!
Here are your LOL moments for this week!
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Well as Heart day is slowly creeping up on us (and when i say heart day i mean valentines day) It has made me think about all of the past...and most recent heart days.
Heart day should be celebrated...single...married...dating...no matter what "marital" status you have. This day is about love. not only for someone else but for yourself!
I know it took me a long time to develop and strengthen my own "self love". and when you are able to do that you do not worry so much about days like this coming up when you are "single".
Not to mention most guys hate this holiday (just another day to waste money buying flowers and candy) but it is more of a day of thanks. Buying flowers...candy...dinner...or what ever else you have planned to just say THANK YOU to that special person who stands by your side day after day.
The only real valentine i have had my whole life is...my father.
As a kid i would wake up on valentines day with a bear, some candy, and a card filled out by my dad. ask i have grown older and since i have moved away...he has not left these kid of surprises on my kitchen table...but he does manage to still make me feel like his little princess and expresses his love for me. And that is all i need. Now, when i do find a guy who shares those same feelings i am sure my dad will not like competing for heart day...LoL...but he does not have to worry about that for a while.
So as this heart day draws near try to think of it more as a day of appreciation. and if you are single, maybe take the day to love yourself. there is no one who will love you more than yourself...and if you are alone this is the perfect chance to spoil yourself with dinner...some wine...or a gift that you have been trying to find an excuse to buy. You have to build up your self love before you can let someone else love you.
Happy early heart day! and if worst comes to worst...have a anti-valentines day party with your friends! LoL