— Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Now add Black to it,
And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions,
And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to,
So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black,
Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country,
EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
Please take time to pray for someone today. Just because someone is always smiling and cheerful doesn’t always mean they’re doing great, and just because someone is always there for others doesn’t always mean they don’t need someone to be there for them too. Sometimes we’re so focused on ourselves that we forget to care for and about others. Sometimes cheerleaders need to be cheered for too! Sometimes counselors need counseling too!
Happy NEW week! Have a blessed one! :)
If someone cheats on you they do not love you, remember that. If someone cheats on you they do not care about you as much as they say they do. If someone cheats on you it means that for a split second you were off their mind long enough for them to put another person in arms that should only be for you. If someone cheats on you, dear god, I hope you don’t go back to them because you are worth so much more than that.