It’s amazing how much the media impacts our society especially the youth. They grow up thinking the cool way is the right way- one way to think and if you don’t become that then you are a loser. We have no more thinkers nor diversity anymore just some kids growing up a society where what you wear is more important than anything else.
Today my goal was to get middle school aged boys - from the hood, to learn the love for words. They don’t understand how the lyrics of a rap is the same as a chapter from a book.
It was a tough day for me because I feel like my efforts were worthless. I am wearing myself out trying to bring these kids into awareness that success is not given but rather it is earned and a constant practice for perfection and success.
There is something so sweet to me about fall. Waking up in the best mood with a hot cup of tea, being hugged by a big old sweater given to you by the man of your dreams, and feeling the cool breeze as you walk out for the first time in the day. This is pretty much every morning of my life and I love it. Today I couldn’t help but shake the thought of, “your day is what you make of it.” It could have been an endless, difficult, and lazy day but, NO! I made the best of it and did something productive to make my tomorrow just a little bit better.
On a side note… I have been whitening my teeth at home and I feel like it works but, then there I go drinking way too much tea and coffee. What are alternatives… anyone?
She said “don’t give up” so I didn’t.