Relax, pause,be still
See the colors of November
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Relax, pause,be still
See the colors of November
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We tell our children,we tell ourselves, we tell other people: It’s not what is on the outside but what is on the inside that is most important. I think we like to believe that,though it is not true. Lets be honest here can we? If beauty were not that important why are there so many different types of make up and hair products,and clothing to enhance our features. You don’t see people saying “well I just wanted to look ugly today.”
No no one wants to be called ugly. It’s the way people say the word UGLY. It is said in a mean forced out way. Almost like a form of punishment. If it were in a song, it would be said in the sound of a tuba or a drum. Yet we tell people beauty is not that important.
Pretty and beautiful people are treated better and or often trusted more often than less attracted people. In fact in a way we are taught that Ugly people can not be trusted and they are mean. Remember Cinderella she had two mean Ugly step sisters. And Snow White was tricked by an Ugly witch. So from childbirth we are taught Ugly means mean and do not trust.
What I want you to think about is. The beautiful people did nothing different except be born beautiful. They are most likely outgoing and happy because people have always treated them and a nice manner.Unattractive people are treated mean because no body cares about their feeling or people do not think that they have feeling. Trust me in this, no one wants to be called Ugly.
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It can be embarrassing to walk around at any age to walk around with acne. I have suffered from acne so bad in my teen I was once asked by a classmate did I have chickenpox. People that was very embarrassing. If you do not have acne you do not know how it feels to have people judge you and talk about you to your face.
I have tried so many acne medications and home remedies and none of them seem to work. And believe me, there is always someone giving you advice even though they have never suffered from acne. I have had some people tell me that the reason my skin breaks out so much is because I put all this stuff on it. Keep in mind this is said as they are piling tons of make up on their face( something I am/is still scared to do).
This soap works for me. It is not that expensive. I think it cost me $6. I love it. I use it twice a day. No this is not a sponsored post. I saw a post the other day advising people on great ways to help clear acne. I know that struggle. It can be devastating. Parents if you have a child that has acne try this. If not please take your child to the dermatologist, please. It could be life changing. And you don’t know not understand if you have never had to live with acne. And people always seem to blame the acne sufferers for their acne. Trust me if we knew what made our face break out we would have been cured our own acne.
Ok I’m done with my advice,take it or leave it.
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If there is beauty in everything then why do other people feel the need to tell us what is beautiful? If you pay attention you will notice that there is some people in society that tell you what you should like. Some people will actually use the words” everyone likes this, this is all the rage, “. Then you have the others not saying words yet placing the words without saying them all over tv or a magazine.
Shouldn’t we know what we like. Think about this, there was once a time when many people thought having a big butt was ugly.Having full lips was ugly. Now many people go out of their way to achieve both. I once watched an episode of Andy Griffith and on this particular episode Aunt B was bullied after she won a fur coat and some home appliances. Every time she wore that coat “her friends,” talked about her. Saying things like “it’s not cold enough for that for coat, ” and, ” she thinks she’s to good to be around us in that fur coat. ” They made her feel so bad she eventually gave all her prizes back. Of course the next day one of her “friends” were walking around with a similar if not the same for coat. Her excuse now that she had it is” it’s not to hot to wear it. It’s nice and feels good, “. The moral of the story is some times people will tell you that something is ugly if they don’t have it,or if they can’t do it, or they didn’t invent it. I know I always seems to call back on us black people. Honestly I can only go by what I see and what I know. Another example would be the use of fun colors in our hair. When we did it, it was considered ghetto, on the other hand when white people do it, it is considered mermaid hair. That’s probably why white people are so mad about The Little Mermaid,who by the way is not real. I mean I do have a mermaid that lives in the water next to my house,but she is a grown woman mermaid. And she can not sing. Anyways as I was saying before, no one should be able to tell you what is beautiful.
Well that is all I have to rant about today. If any of you are aware of some of the things you are told to like comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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When I look in the mirror do I like what I see
Perhaps I like my reflection,but do I see me
Do I see the woman that always tries
Yet if I look closer still, do my eyes reflect my silent cries
Is there strength and courage forming on the line around my nose
When people ask for a good woman, the point at me saying,”There she goes.”
Do I see all my faults and none of my beauty
Or will my eyes only see me, seeing me
Quick answer for me, YES! I don’t know that people who have never suffered from constant breakout understand that.
I started having massive breakouts when I was eleven years old. It was really bad. It was so bad I was once asked did I have chicken pox. That was quiet humiliating. I hated going anywhere. I hated talking to people. I often heard people talking about me behind my back, some would be so bold to tell me to my face. “Hey girl you ugly,” “Don’t nobody want you with all them thangs on yo face,” and “Hey ugly,” Sometimes I would get the “why don’t you look like your sister,” as if I had a choice.When I would go and apply for jobs, I was always placed in the back if I was hired.
I know some of you can relate. Acne can be a B*^*h. But here is what I learned about me and acne. When I was stationed in Kuwait they do not drink cows’s milk, which I happen to drink a lot of when I was growing up. Instead I drank a lot of tea, and because I still liked cereal I actually put water(which I do not recommend) on my cereal. My skin slowly started to clear up soon it was beautiful. And for the first time in my life i got a compliment. Yeah you heard me, a compliment. I had never had one, only insults.
Later on I learned of black African soap and shea butter, both of which has held me tremendously with my skin.
So below are the things I use to help treat my acne
Very low amounts of cows’s milk, (I think this is because of all the hormones )
Retin-A which I sometimes use but not often
Black African Soap
I also notice I tend to have more small breakouts if I eat a lot of pizza.
I hope this helps someone. There is nothing good about acne.
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One other thing.My poem “The show she puts on ,” is how I felt walking around with acne.
She walks with
her head held high
She ignores the smirks
and sneers of the passerby
She hears the whispers
spoken behind her back
She knows her imperfections
and the beauty she lacks
She feels the laughter
and know there is nothing she can do
Yet she walks head high
to put on a show for you
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You will probably never read this and that is okay. I think I write this more for myself and for the other sisters of the world. You will only understand this if you are the other sister. The other sister is the one nobody pays attention to or is often compared too. She is the sister that people don’t care how she feels, and she is often overlooked are talked about right to her face.
You don’t know this if you are not the other sister, yet the ones that do they understand. Perhaps I am projecting my feeling about life on Khloe or the other sisters of the world. I know how I was treated and sometimes I am still treated like that even now.
My younger sister complained that Khloe had so much work done to her face, and she wondered why did she have to do so much plastic surgery. I responded. ” You’ve never had someone walk up to you and tell you that your sister is pretty, what happen to you?” My sister seem to be shocked when I told her of the people that often reminded me that my face was broken out are that I was not pretty. Hell I’ve had people flat out tell me that I was ugly and they would not care how I reacted.
And Kloe if your are anything like me or some of the other sisters you find yourself in relationships becasue finally someone like you and did not secretly like your sister. You did not care that it was a bad relationship it was just that somebody finally like you. And you overlooked every red flag to hold on to that feeling of being picked first.
Its sad and I know, but if you have never been on the receiving end of the meanness that the other sister goes through you will never understand. Because those moments when you feel beautiful are few and you want to hold on to them because you know that people will treat you nice otherwise you are invisible or talked about in the most crude way possible. People say that beauty is not important, but those are people who have never been treated in a crude way are compared to the next person only to be ignored or laughed at. I think all women want to be pretty or beautiful if for no other reason so that people want be so cruel to you.
Kloe what ever you need to do to feel pretty, do it. And for all the other sisters out there, do what makes you feel beautiful. I know they tell you that beauty is what is on the inside, but most people do not wait around to get to know the inside becasue they are to busy being crude to your outer appearance. And I have seen plenty of pretty mean girls, they never seem to have problems getting any friends no matter how they treat them.
Well I said what I needed to say.
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I know ,I know we all have the typical weight loss goal and/or save more money. How is that working for you? I mean don’t give up on those goals just don’t go about them the way you have in the past.(hint ,It did not work for me) And I know our lives should not be based on other people’s opinion but sometimes it is. And there is something good about a complete stranger complementing you on something you might be self conscious of and watch how they may walk with a little more pep in their step. I mean don’t tell everyone around you the same thing because no one will feel special.And the goal of this challenge is to lift someone spirits. Trust me this will make you both feel good.
Happy New Years everyone.
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So I have this friend (not me) that people like to call gay. Not that anything is wrong with it. As far as I know he is not gay.Again not that anything is wrong with it. Anyways in order to cut an argument short about his sexuality if someone accuses him of being gay his response is, “Perhaps”. This stops an argument dead in its tracks. If you are a certain way, gay, racist, fat,skinny, pretty ,ugly, wrong, right, etc. What happens if you admit to it.
Think about it. If people call you a racist what happens if you respond with “perhaps?” If it is a problem you are working on admitting may help you get out of that crux in your life.
Make no mistake I have seen this work for me as well, no not being a racist or gay,not that anything is wrong with it (the gay part that is), but with other things in life.Prime example my mom snores when she sleeps. I means she is so loud my daughter once thought we had a wild animal in the house. She has even woken herself from her loud snoring complaining that she kept hearing strange noises. Yet when we pointed out to her that she was the one making the strange loud noises it turned into a 30 disagreement on why it could not be her and that surly the noise she heard was coming from the loud t.v. Later I feel asleep on the same couch and when awoke my mom then accused me of snoring. My reply, “That sounds about right I was tired I must snore when I am sleep so I want argue with you because I am not sure what I do in my sleep becasue I am sleep.” She was not happy with this response. But oh well I was in no mood to argue about what I did when I was sleep, because I was sleep. And what harm would it have caused me for her to be right about me snoring in my sleep.
Ok people I want you to agree with someone, try it for a week,a day, or with just some random stranger and let me know how it went.
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