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Wednesday Word

January 30, 2019
wednesday word

This Wednesday Word No. 110, courtesy of Quote Master and spoken by the late poet-activist-womanist Audre Lorde, is a reminder to take care of yourself. I dare to venture that it’s necessary for you to take care of yourself first. Truly, how can you pour into others when your well is dry? I have to keep that in mind when I feel like I’m exhausted with my daily work responsibilities, and work events and after-work events. Especially now with my condition, rest is vital to me to have a long, healthy and stress-free life. Another version of the quote has Lorde saying, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Because the notion of putting yourself first is contrary to what women are taught. Some of you may have even observed the women in your lives taking a back seat to everyone else. Where did it get them? Probably exhausted, frustrated, depleted, and hopefully, not to an early grave. So I implore you all to pause and take inventory of your life. Are you regularly practicing self-care? If the answer is “no,” I suggest you make plans to do so before the day is over. Need ideas? Dear Black Women has you covered! Take care, friends!

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ashley ♥ adores

Wednesday Word

April 13, 2016

pina

These right here? Words to live by. It’s simple, really. Just take your cues from a pineapple: “Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” This Wednesday Word No. 63, courtesy of Kerfully Content, is a fun reminder of all the ways in which you’re an all-around awesome person. It gives you permission to be great. Not that you needed one to begin with, but sometimes we could use a reminder of how lovely we truly are. Stand tall because you have a reason to be proud; you have a reason to be noticed. Wear a crown because you are a queen; you are royalty and you will be treated as such, revered and respected with all whom you interact. Be sweet on the inside because that’s how your momma raised you, and no one likes bitter fruit! And not to throw shade at any other fruit, but when you look at a pineapple, doesn’t it just put you in a good mood? Its exterior has an intricately designed pattern and leaves peeking out from the top (it’s literally called the crown) are things to marvel over. Though it may look a little rough on the outside, you just know there’s goodness inside. Plus, it makes me think of tropical places and fun times (looking at you, Hawaii!). Long story short, pineapples are exquisite and so are you.

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ashley ♥ adores