Monday, October 3, 2011

Treat Yourself...

This past weekend I decided to get my eyebrows done as I had been doing them myself for a while and they were just to starting to look quite unsexy, lol.  This is something I use to do often but had stopped as I was trying to save money, amongst other things due to upcoming obligations. 

Well hubby and mom made sure to point out that I work hard and treating myself to a little something I so deserve is not a big deal.  Also, due to the fact that I obviously didn't know what the hell I was doing, but they tried to point that out in a subtle way, lol.  I actually listened and decided to treat myself this weekend even though it was something small it felt good. I thought about how many women do the same thing and put themselves on the back burner to take care of everything else. 

Now I'm not saying to break the bank but remember to always treat yourself to something even if it's small because you are just important as anything or anyone else.

Thank you all so very much for reading and make sure to leave your thoughts and comments below.

~Positively Jewls

Time to Stop Comparing Yourself...

Ladies, many of us including myself have done this in the past where we feel the need to compare our bodies to another. This is a very bad habit as it will lead you to self loathing and no matter how good you may look to others you will never feel good enough because you are constantly comparing yourself to another.

As I have gotten older I have become very comfortable in my skin and love every part of my body and I love to inspire other women to do the same.  Who cares if your boobs are not as big as hers, your stomach not as tight as hers, your legs not as thin or curvy as hers, your butt not as big or small as hers, so on and so forth.  When you look in the mirror you should love who you are and love the way God has made you as we are all meant to be unique.  If God wanted us all to look the same he would have done so.  Instead of comparing yourself to another say something to yourself like, "She has a nice body but so do I, I eat right, exercise and this is how my body is intended to be." Get into the habit of saying this to yourself because it will help you to start feeling good on the inside and it will shine through on the out. 

All women are beautiful in their own way and once you start to realize this it will make for a better you.

Thank you all so very much for reading and please make sure to leave your thoughts and comments below.

~Positively Jewls

Light Racial Humor or Blatant Racism?

I was very excited about this new TV show "2 Broke Girls" on CBS as I am a fan of Kat Dennings (on your left) work and I figured if she is on this show it will be funny. I was also impressed by the preview so I thought why not give it a shot. 

I watched the pilot which was decent but by the second episode I was completely unimpressed with the ethnic and racial "humor" of the show. Don't get me wrong, I'm not little Ms. Sensitive as I laugh at racial humor just like the next person if it's done properly and in a tasteful way. Unfortunately, it seemed that this show took it too far and that's why I had to sit back and ask myself, "Is this show racist?

This question was asked because I was thinking there is no way writers can be this ignorant but I guess I was wrong.  For instance, with lines like, "You can't tell an Asian he made a mistake, he'll go in the back and throw himself on a sword," "Three blocks and fifteen ‘Hola, chica!’s away from my apartment."  WTH, is what I was thinking when I heard these lines and this was just two lines out of many in one episode but I believe you get the point. I understand pushing the envelope in television makes for good TV but what some writers have to understand is that racial humor can be a very touchy subject if it's not done in a funny and tasteful manner.  These lines were not funny and very distasteful, not a good combo at all. 

Are the writers just going for comedic humor or are they showing how they really feel and just hiding behind the pen while doing so? 

Thank you all so very much for reading and please make sure to leave your thoughts and comments below.

~Positively Jewls