What My World's Like

focus on the friendship.

Jun
21

CNN interviews Jada Pinkett and asks about the key to a successful Hollywood marriage. Her answer works for everyone, in Hollywood or not. A beautiful moment in time…

friends and lovers

Feb
03

There’s a couple I’ve seen at my job a few times. One of the last times they came in, we started talking about my hair and the husband mentioned how his hair was when he was a teenager.

“It’s true. We were dating back then,” the wife said.

I asked how long they’d been together.

Thirty-four years.

“If you could give me just one key to making it last, what would it be?” I asked.

The wife looked at the husband for a split second, then looked at me and said, “Be friends. We really like each other.”

“Lust is easy. Romance is easy. You have to really like the person, like who they are and enjoy being around them. All the other stuff is easy.” the husband added.

I just smiled as they talked. Then, the wife asked me if I had a boyfriend.

With a big smile, I said, “No, but I have a friend.”

I saw that same couple yesterday and made a point to tell them how often I think of their words. Turns out they were celebrating their anniversary, their daughter’s birthday, and the birth of their first grandchild. 🙂

Love is a beautiful imperative.

Friends and fruit

Mar
01

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
My Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don’t walk around trying to be what I’m not
I don’t waste my time trying to get what you got
I work at pleasin’ me cause I can’t please you
And that’s why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee doo wee

– Erykah Badu

Are you friends or enemies?

Jul
20

With whom, you ask? With yourself. With your body. Male or female, how does what you see in the mirror affect the way you interact with yourself and others?

While perusing CHEERUPNATION, I found this video from Operation Beautiful and was touched by its mission to remind women of their beauty and end “fat talk”.

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