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i really liked this past episode of blackish. the musical theme was a bit of a dud but their point i get.  why are we celebrating some of these holidays?

i used to hate history class.  all those dates to memorize! anytime i had a question about what the rest of the world was doing (e.g. chinese dynasties, african history) i was silenced.  when i asked why do we say columbus ‘discovered’ a land that was already fully populated; teacher said not to question. but question i did and i still want to.

what do these holidays actually mean? i’m not saying don’t break out the b-b-que come july 4th or hunt for eggs over easter.  but let’s at least get a clue as to what it’s all about and decide if it’s something you want to do for yourself. i for one gave up columbus day a long time ago and am considering adding juneteenth (thanks to the johnson’s)…

halloween!! how on earth did that get started?  hit me up and let me know what you find…

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school is out!!

time to get your food on, hang with fam/friends and be as lazy as you can be.

the holidays are all about pjs and getting some zzzs.  

next year is gonna be a biggie so be sure to get that beauty rest:)

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today i’ve been reading a lot of emails, twitter posts and fb messages about Thanksgiving. it’s that time of the year that we set aside to think about gratitude.  this year i’m switching it up and saying thanks but no thanks to a few things…

1- no thank you to putting up holiday lights until everyone who was impacted by super storm sandy gets their power back.  how insane do i look using all that extra energy when there are still people in NYC who can’t take a warm shower, read a good book at night or charge their cell phones in the convenience of their own homes because they still don’t have electricity!

2- no way, jose to the black friday sales that have crept into thursday! my disdain for this madness all started with those long lines at midnight, followed by the crazy stampedes when they open the doors. but when i saw a commercial this week for sales on thursday afternoon i just shut it down. i am not interested in tossing away family values, time to give back to the community and an extra slice of pecan pie in exchange for maxing out my mastercard at the mall!

3- talk to the hand if you’re using thanksgiving as the one and only time to count your blessings. this year has been such a life altering experience, as i’m going through an internal growth process that is teaching me how much more i have to learn about life. one thing i’m finally starting to understand is the importance of giving thanks every single day! through the good and the not so good looking days and so should you.

thanksgiving is not just a holiday; it’s a way of life! what you do on this day, should be done everyday (except that extra plate of mac and cheese!)


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