Monday, September 19, 2011


You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important.

Ever since seeing The Help, every morning, I grab my chitlin's cheeks, look them in the eye, and say this to them... and I can tell you that it has become our "special moment" before school. I'm just waiting for the day when my grammar is corrected. Ha! But seriously- If I do nothing else here on earth, I will be happy knowing that my family knows that they are loved and important.

I can honestly say that some of my wonderful friends/blog readers have made me feel this way lately- Perhaps I alarmed some with my down in the dumps posts...

Speaking of being down in the dumps, today has been a fab day. I'm breaking up with Facebook this evening and excited about it... I did join another social media type website- Pinterest. It has sucked me in- but in a good way. Today, I showered, and actually got dressed with a long necklace and sweater- trying to replicate an outfit I "pinned." And, I made an afternoon snack for the kids that required baking. Hell might freeze over! Not to mention, I'm headed to the gym this evening and joining in the morning.

I told y'all Monday was a new start... and I'm well on my way.:)

I'm determined to make this month a month full of results and positivity.

Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.

Thanks ladies for not judging me... if you were here right now, I'd be squeezing your cheeks and letting you know how important you are to me.:)


  1. We love you shel! Keep up the great work! xo

  2. "You is kind.
    You is smart.
    You is important."

    That was SUCH a powerful part of that movie ... I cried and cried, haha... words of encouragement and motivation are SO important, doesn't matter how young you are ...