First… RIP Aretha Franklin!!
The Queen of Soul has blessed us with so much especially her music. One thing I remember as a child, was her famous song “Respect”. To this day, I find so much pride listening to it and attempting to sing it.
This makes me think of Self Respect and how being respected is a requirement and should be a requirement. You don’t have to like me. You don’t have to agree with my decisions but you will respect me. When getting to know me, you will KNOW and UNDERSTAND that I’m a proud Black Woman, I’m a proud Wife and Mother, I Am a Scholar, A Professional and more.
We need to teach Self Respect not only to ourselves but also to our children. Our children are very vulnerable to the ignorance of Adults. We have to be able to teach them how to represent themselves in an assertive manner. They need to know that their feelings matter and that we do care.
This may not be the answer to all but it’s a start! Self Respect is a Necessity.
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ♥️
Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!
If there is anything that I’ve learned in life, it’s the importance of staying true to yourself regardless of your circumstance. We are uniquely made so there is no need to conform to other’s standards.
When you are true to self it allows you to check yourself every now and then. For example, I know the person I am and when I do things that aren’t right, I can look in the mirror and say “get it together Nik”. A lot of issues that people have is that they put on this mask amongst others and don’t know how to take it off. The good news is, if you have real friends, they will call you out on it.
Another reason to stay true to yourself is for your dignity. We live in a “dog eat dog” world and people are too often turning the other cheek. People will take a paycheck to “look the other way” which is usually something negative. Nothing is wrong with speaking up when something is wrong or if you don’t agree. Be assertive and stand your ground. You do have a voice and it can be heard.
What are your thoughts? Is it hard this day in age to stay true to self? Or do you think it’s easier now? Let me know 😊