what it's all about

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Charlotte, NC, United States
I am on a journey -like you, I'm sure. A personal journey, a spiritual journey. A journey about passions, growth, and living. I don't have a good memory, but I value my experiences. It's very strange when you realize that you are being shaped constantly, but ultimately only remember some of the reasons why you are the person you're becoming. I find that when things resonate within me, writing about them helps me to better develop my opinions about them, and to remember them. Sometimes, it's the simple act of looking back and reminding myself where I've been that is all I need to move forward with confidence. That's why I write. Thank you for joining me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

compliment someone today!

What is it about getting a positive word from strangers that makes us feel so dang good? 

I was out with my hubby looking for an outfit to wear to my 10 year high school reunion next weekend. I wasn't planning on buying anything new to wear, but I just did not feel comfortable trying to squeeze into a too small cocktail dress and hoping it would still look as good on me now, as it did when I bought it to slide onto my past, much thinner frame. Rather than wait to till the last minute, on a whim after small group, I told my hubs that we were going shopping. Not wanting to spend a bunch of money on something I was hoping would soon be too big for me, we hit up Ross and TJ Maxx.

Long story short, at Ross I guessed on my size, grabbed 8 dresses, and crossed my fingers that I wouldn't cry in the dressing room. They fit. Phew! So I narrowed it down to three dresses, and let my husband make the final decision. He did good! I wasn't wanting to get a black dress, but that was the color of the dress I ended up loving. It was also the cheapest of the finalists, and I could grab any pair of black sandals from my closet to match. Plus, you can never go wrong with a LBD. And I needed to have one in my size just in case.

We went to TJ Maxx after that for something else, and I stumbled upon some shoes that would look amazing with my dress, so even though I have some black sandals that I could have worn, I splurged. Well, not really- they were cheap. But, it was an impulse buy. One that I'm very  happy about! Even my husband said they were perfect for that dress- which he said looks good on me. :)  All smiles about that!

Anyway, when we were checking out, the cashier just could not stop talking to me about how much she loved my hair. I mean, she just went on and on. She told me she was thinking about going natural, asked how long I've had my locs for, asked me if I've ever done pipe cleaner curls, told me what styles I should try...! She was telling me about her friend who's "dreads just started dropping" and how they were shorter than mine and how she loved them. Guuuurl! Go ahead and do it! Sounds like you want it bad, lol. I actually felt bad wrapping it up, but there was a line behind us, and I have a feeling she could have gone on for hours.She must've told me at least 3 times how good my hair looked on me. Considering I haven't retwisted in a while, and I was a hot mess, that made me feel really good!

I still feel good, remembering the scenario and sharing it with you. I'm grinning right now! So, I just wanted to tell you about that, since I don't have a hair update. Though, I will! I'm getting a retwist tonight. Oh yeah- I have good news! Remember how April was moving? Her lease at the salon was almost up and she was shutting down shop? Well she decided to keep Lockstar open! They are just moving to a new location. I'm sure she is still moving to Florida, but I know I'll still be in good hands, and may even get to see her once in a while. I don't know much more than that, but will fill you in after tonight's groom!

Take care, you wonderful people! And give someone a compliment today. Don't hold back- it will make them feel good. Maybe even for days, like it did for me! Peace & blessings!


  1. Ok, so when will we get to see pics of you in that dress?

  2. :D Way to get my day off to a good start! I love comments, but knowing someone is anticipating something is great too! The reunion is not for another week or so, so I'll have something for you when we get back from vacation in 2 weeks!