Dear My Babies: An Open Letter to my 5 Children.

My 5 Beautiful Children

We have been still together as a family for two months due to the ramification of the COVID-19 shelter in place. I must say it has taught me to appreciate the simple things. Previous to the Corona virus World Pandemic, I would want a more noise-free home. I thank God for being able to hear you guys talking and laughing loudly with one another, especially from the riddles your father share with you. Hearing the random outburst of you guys yelling at people online while playing video games doesn’t seem to bother me as much as it used too unless I overhear cussing in our home. Yall know I do not represent children using profanity. But I also know kids will be kids. Instead of getting bent out of shape when I hear cussing while you boys are playing video games, I merely kindly tell you to stop cussing in our home. Honestly, I thank God for the sounds of life that ring out in our home. Even during a time of immense uncertainty, I feel joy all the time when I am around you.

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Being Neutral?

Okay, let’s have an honest conversation. Many of us choose to remain neutral because it is much easier not to ruffle someone else feathers with our point of view. We sometimes believe that being silent will make an issue go away. However, being quiet does the complete opposite. Being silent often communicates that we do not have an opinion and that we are cool with what is happening to us and or around us. The issue never goes away when we are on the fence about sharing how we truly feel. Sometimes showing no active emotional involvement will allow a problem to keep growing until we put a stop to it by speaking up and sharing our thoughts.

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5 Ways To Revive Your Life With Self-Love Daily.

Love yourself a little more. You deserve it!

Sometimes we are hardest on ourselves, trust me I know. Self-love is an immediate step to living healthy in body and mind. Many times, people make the mistake of putting all of their energy into loving and caring for others. Some suffer from “martyr syndrome” and neglect themselves by always putting others first. It’s critical to know that before you can be the best for others, you need to take care of yourself. Continue reading