"Protect your sweetness- your light is NOT a weakness." -Oshun "SolarPlexus"
Last year I won an award for being the most friendly person on our school's
campus. I often get asked, "Why are you so nice?" Or, "Why are you so positive?" Let me respond by asking my own question... Why are we living in a moment where friendly, positive, nice people are a rarity? •
My approachability was the gift that I was given from the universe, but I have PRACTICED and EXERCISED my comfortability of speaking my thoughts to others in this world. •
Tips for being open to YOUR own environment:
1) Try to stray from your mobile devices in public - it is an instant distraction from the people and events happening around you that could spark conversations.
2) PRACTICE saying "hello", "goodmorning", or "hello neighbor" when passing someone. You don't
have to have long convos with everyone, but acknowledging someone else's
existence is sweetness to their souls-even if they can't
reciprocate it back YET.
3) Refrain from taking yourself *too* seriously. Crack a joke. Sneeze out loud. Play your music on your speaker instead of in your headphones. People are not always thinking the worst of you, give each person a chance to surprise you. •
I am positive because I fear my OWN self when I let my negativity pile up. I am friendly because people need a reminder of humanity. I am nice because life's
circumstances are not always kind to everyone. I am unapologetically allowing my sweetness to not be a weakness.
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Also, this dress was $28 at Goodwill ✊🏽😊