We all want to look our best in what we choose to wear. Big men fashion footwear intend to help make this an easy task. Know your size. I found a site, http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-for-a-Suit, that gives simple and easy instructions on how to get measured for a suit, it even has picture illustrations.
Make sure you have room to move comfortably, sleeves long enough, landing just about where the wrist bones meet the hand bones. You want to make sure your jacket or blazer hang flat, in a fluid motion and the flaps do not stick out, no gapping or bulging in the chest and stomach area. You want your pants to hang in a fluid motion also, long enough to touch the top half of your shoes. For the big man, be very careful of colors, you want your basic suit to be versatile, suitable to wear to church or out on a date with your favorite girl. Choose a basic subtle color being very careful with plaids or stripes, which in some cases cam make you look round, boxed in or shaggy. This is what you want to start with. You can build from this basic suit, look for accessories that complement you wearing the suit, shoes, shirt, socks and tie. You can build your wardrobe now, you know your size, the cut that hangs nicely on you and colors that compliment you. Big men who read my post, please comment on problems you may have encountered when shopping for a suit or any other clothing item. contact me at https://bigmenfashionfootwear.com
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 virus was officially a pandemic after barreling through 114 countries in three months and infecting over 118,000 people. And the spread wasn’t anywhere near finished.
COVID-19 is caused by a novel corona virus—a new corona virus strain that has not been previously found in people. Symptoms include respiratory problems, fever and cough, and can lead to pneumonia and death. Like SARS, it’s spread through droplets from sneezes.
The first reported case in China appeared November 17, 2019, in the Hubei Province, but went unrecognized. Eight more cases appeared in December with researchers pointing to an unknown virus.
Many learned about COVID-19-19 when ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang defied government orders and released safety information to other doctors. The following day, China informed WHO and charged Li with a crime. Li died from COVID-19 just over a month later.
Without a vaccine available, the virus spread beyond Chinese borders and by mid-March, it had spread globally to more than 163 countries. On February 11, the infection was officially christened COVID-19.
Disease and History by Frederick C. Cartwright, published by Sutton Publishing, 2014.
Disease: The Story of Disease and Mankind’s Continuing Struggle Against It by Mary Dobson, published by Quercus, 2007.
Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues by Ed, Joseph P. Byrne, published by Greenwood Press, 2008.
Please note that there are 195 countries in the world, 163 has been affected in just a few months, WOW!
I was not even familiar with the term pandemic until a couple of months ago, shame, my lack of knowledge!
I now know that the first known pandemic happened as early as 430 BC, Athens. It is suspected to have been typhoid fever.
There have been many more pandemics over the centuries, smallpox, yellow fever, measles, tuberculosis, cholera, polio, flu, Ebola, just to name a few.
This year 2020, a leap year, we are battling the Covid-19 virus, a pandemic. Were we somehow being prepared for this?
This is the first major event in this new decade, which is spreading throughout the world, causing a strong socioeconomic impact on the world.
There has been several things that had an impact on the world, leading up to this time, lets take a look at some very simple everyday things.
The internet, at the beginning of 2000, was used mostly for jobs and schools, now just 19 years later, most of the world’s population has access to the internet. Most homes have internet. In 2000, we could not use the internet and our telephone at the same time, now we can access the World Wide Web using many devices at the same time. We can talk and look at each other in real time, where ever we are in the world.
Second hand smoke
Remember, seems like just a few years ago, we had the smoking and non-smoking spaces everywhere, workplace, hospitals, restaurants and so forth, Today we do not worry about second hand smoke so much, smoking is forbidden in almost all public places.
More into television than movies
Blockbuster was the place! There were times we had to get our name on a wait list for a certain movie, waiting for someone who had rented it to return it. Today, we don’t worry about seeing movies because we can load them on our devices and enjoy. No waiting, no more trying to be the early bird in order to be the first to rent out a certain movie, oh boy! What a change.
Information and ordering books
We hardly have a need for phone books anymore, we are able to find phone numbers using our smart phones to google, find and store our phone numbers right there in our smart phones. We have no need for the latest issues of dept store catalogs, we can use our smart phones to access any major dept store and order right there on line, delivered in just a few days.
The world we live in today is completely different from it was at the dawn of the New Millennium. Seems we were being prepared for what we are facing today.
Covid-19, caught most of us unaware. Sick and dying people everywhere. It took a minute for a lot of us to come out of our shocked daze to fully understand the reality of this, all a sudden, massive pandemic, but, thank God we woke up.
Hospitals, of course, swamped. Health care workers hanging in there being our heroes, saving and preserving lives, while putting there own in danger.
Schools, making a way so our children will not miss out on there education, the cafeteria working making sure they continue to eat and the custodians, taking on extra work making sure everything is sanitized and safe, the drivers and delivers, dropping off and delivering the food to areas where they can easily be picked up.
The city planners, making a way to protect the unfortunate ones living in the street, trying to find ways to house them.
The churches, being backbones to communities, trying to help and assist in any way needed.
The way I see it, without warning, without having time to prepare, we have made and are still making swift adjustments to life as it is today with this sudden change that none of us saw coming.
I think we are doing a hell of a job!
I thank my Savior for every person that leave there home to go out and do any job that’s essential to my living. These are brave, unselfish, dedicated souls, we could not continue functioning without them. They are actually risking there lives to save ours. You are ALL awesome! Thank you.
My Lord, The Whole, Entire World, fighting the same battle at the same time.
Is This a Test?
Is this a glimpse of what the future with be like for us? Will our battles be fought with germs in the future? You better believe this is weighing heavily in some of our most brilliant minds, or proven that, yes, a germ will work.
This past decade, have we been being conditioned to live such as this? Living isolated, yet dependent on each other, having to make decisions who to trust, who not to trust in life and death situations, whether to stockpile selfishly or share, even, should we love our neighbor as our self.
Know this one thing, The World Will Never Be The Same. Those of us who survive this virus, will have to live in this world as it is, not knowing when (not if) this or something worse will happen.
Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”
Is this a test run? Will we who are left be ready?
For an increasing number of men, makeup is becoming the norm. About a year ago, I wrote a post about men wearing makeup, this is nothing new. Men wearing makeup goes as far back as the Pharaohs which is evidenced by paintings on tombs and in temples.
These ancient men wore make up for various reasons, spiritual protection, ward off infections, repel files and I am sure, to enhance their looks as well.
The word “metrosexual” was coined in 1994. A word that represented a certain group of men who cared about fashion and grooming, who was not necessarily gay. This bought about a change, wherein men felt comfort wearing make up because the term ‘metrosexual’ meant whether I’m gay or straight, it’s ok if I wear make up.
I know men who are meticulous about their grooming and appearance, typically spending a
significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this, straight and gay alike.
They are the same as most women who would not dare be caught out in full dress and a made up face. Working, casual or dressed to the nines wear, they are going to be meticulously put together. You have men also, who like to be made up and dressed up from head to toe.
Whether you are a beauty expert or a young novice, learning the correct way to apply make up that makes you look naturally beautiful, not artificial, is the key to make up enhancing your looks, and not looking like a clown.
In my research and observations. Men who wear make up learn to apply it sometimes better than most women. There are millions of tutorials and most are very good and easy to follow.
Beauty is for everyone, and anyone who desires to use make up to enhance their looks can most certainly use it. Make up does not define your gender, it is used simply because you choose to use it. It’s permissible for everyone, from Drag Queen, to the Gay Guy, To the Straight Guy.
Let’s look at some men who are known for wearing make up.
Alexander the Great was ridiculed throughout ancient literature for wearing make-up. He had wives and He was undefeated in battle and ruled the largest empire of the ancient world.
Keith Richards, is an English musician and songwriter, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling
James Charler, beauty YouTuber, absolutely gorgeous, check him out on YouTube.
James Arland, Fashion |Music| Beauty | Model | Actor
There are millions of men who wear make up for thousands of different reasons. In stores, entire sections are dedicated to makeup and other beautifying items for men.
Whatever the reason, it is perfectly fine for men to wear make up.
In this day and age, the line that distinguishes between genders is very thin. When you are out and about, you see a person and it’s sometimes hard to tell what gender they are. The attire, the way they carry themselves, their hair, even the way they talk, It’s hard to tell if they are male or female.
Maybe this is a good thing, we pay attention to the person, not the way the person look. Most of us are guilty of looking and judging a person. If we see a man dressed in frilly clothes, we automatically think he is gay, which is not always the case. Men and women sometimes dress to express their inner feelings. Maybe they have the desire to be unconventional or just different, and it has nothing to do with their gender.
I am a 68-year-old woman, I haven’t worn make up in years. I look at myself in the mirror and I realize I need to start doing some things to improve my looks. Not for others, for myself. Wrinkles and dark spots slowly sneaked onto my face and body, so slowly, I hardly noticed them until clerks and cashiers, public workers started referring to me as Mamma, Grandma and young lady.
I know it’s a natural thing to age, but I also know there is help. Make up, exercise, healthy living and eating can make a great difference. Older people can look good too.
I’m all for men wearing make up, whether it’s to cover blemishes, or to enhance and improve one’s look, or to look like a woman, it’s their choice and should not be judged.
Many people do not realize that depression can bring your life to a complete standstill. You are no longer able to live life as you once did, it can literally Keep You From Moving On.
I have a sister who suffers with a mental illness, clinical depression. This is one of the saddest illnesses I have ever experienced a person going through, it rates right up there with cancer, Alzheimer, dementia, and all the other illnesses people suffer from. This illness disrupts a person entire life and his family s life.
I watched my sister go from a loving, energetic, giving, compassionate young woman, into an empty shell, appearing not to care about herself, anyone or anything that was once dear to her.
We finally begin to notice something was terribly wrong when she would go into a very deep depression, wanting to be by herself, not wanting to eat food,(unless it was from a sealed package),and being extremely paranoid.
Depression is not a joke!
Imagine living in a world where everything appears to be the opposite of what it is, everything is fuzzy and all mixed up. You are not sure of anything. You have trouble completing simple tasks and you’re not able to make a decision about anything.
I saw my sister slowly draw into herself, into a world that I can not begin to imagine. A once very clean, organized, practical person, my sister lost interest in her personal hygiene, she was afraid to eat anything unless it came out of a sealed container, she thought certain people was trying to put a ‘jink’ (as in a spell or curse), on her, the list goes on and on.
In spite of all the unusual behavior, my sister’s long term memory remained sharp, seems as if her hearing intensified, and her tolerance for pain multiplied. She actually seemed smarter, which in itself, is enough for me to write a book about, which I might do one day.
I’ve often heard it said that some mental illnesses run in families, at some point I intend to research this, because looking back through my life-time, of my entire family including cousins, what was believed to be bad behavior, born with demons in your body or just plain mean, were clear signs that person was suffering with a mental illness.
In many of the cases, there was never a diagnosis or any treatment, and lives was wasted. Many of these people passed away not even knowing what a normal and productive life consisted of. All of these behaviors are different. Some is what you might call a mild form of illness and some are very extreme forms of the illness.
Fortunately, this is a treatable disease. I’ve heard people using terms such as “chemical imbalance”, whatever causes this illness, it is essential that you get medical help.
Depression or any kind of mental illness was once hidden. People were ashamed of this disease.
I dwelt closely with my sister when we initially realized she was mentally ill. I learned a lot about her disease and some of what made her see the world as she was seeing it through this haze of illness.
She would pace around making weird sounds, yelling out, counting objects, continually repeating one phase over, and over again. This is just examples of some odd behaviors she displayed.
Mental illness is a very complicated disease. My awareness was helped through my sisters treatment at UNC Mental Health Hospital. I learned that many of us are susceptible to this disease. We could suffer some traumatic crisis, continued abusive treatment, or stresses beyond our endurance. Any or all of these things could trigger that part of our brain that process thought patterns and behavior to become helter skether
We must be aware and be helpful.
It can be a very trying thing to convince a mentally ill person to seek help. You must be patience, persistent and compassionate. This disease is no longer swept under the rug and hidden. Treatment is available and research is ongoing.
If you or your loved one are suffering from depression, seek help immediately, as with any disease, early detection and treatment can make the difference between life and death.
This book written by Ginger Zee help us realize that mental illness has no boundaries, it can strike or creep up on any of us at any given time. We see that we are not alone when it comes to the storms we go through, if we live long enough, some shock, destruction or sadness, is bond to happen to us. Ginger Zee states that”no matter your storm, it never rains forever, it can’t and it won’t.”
I was very fortunate to have a Doctor who recomended uncmentalhealthspecialists, for my sister to be seen and treated. Although mental illness is a vast area in which we are just reaching the borders of the causes and treatment , I learned a lot about this disease as they made diagnosis, and performed treatment on my sister.
My sister is still being treated, unlike Ginger Zee, who is moving on, my sister is still stuck in a world where she has stopped moving toward anything, unless lead, She is being taken care of by her children. Her story has not ended yet, as I stated, she’s still under treatment. With proper treatment, a support group that encourages her to stay in treatment, reminds her how important it is to take her medication and show her unconditional love, I believe she will one day get to a point where she can continue moving on.
I invite all of you to share your thoughts or experiences with mental illness. Yes, mental illness runs in my family. It comes in many different forms and works differently with individuals. It does not discriminate, it attacks the rich and the poor. It rears it’s ugly head in every race and every culture.
Lets help each other by talking about this disease that has attacked so many, and been kept quiet far too long. Talking about this disease will not only help the population who suffers with it, it will help the people who do research to find treatments and cures.
Time has a way of sneaking up on us and catching us unprepared for special occasions. Even though we know when holidays come, such as Birthdays, Mothers day, Fathers day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the majority of us find ourselves running out to buy a gift with no time to spare.
I created this page hoping it might be a help to find special things for special people. Here you will not have to run all over the place shopping for gifts. With the Holidays approaching, time is tight for many people and I trust this page is much-needed help.
About 7 years ago, one of my good friends convinced me to go shopping with them on Black Friday, I did not have any intention of buying anything, but I went anyway. I wanted to see what all the frenzy was about. People was there who had been there since 4am, (with blankets) waiting in line for the store to open at 6am, although now they open much earlier.
I can not think of a thing I want to buy bad enough to be caught up in that frenzy. The people went crazy when the store doors open, some was having heated arguments even while trying to squeeze into the store. The ones in front was the die-hards who tried to get there early enough to be the first in line and felt that they had earned the privilege of reaching a particular item first and woe unto you if you tried to out run them. I knew then, Black Friday shopping is not for me.
I understand the logic in Black Friday, retailers realized that a lot of consumers have a long 4-day weekend and with Christmas just around the corner, this would be the perfect time to drop prices in order to entice large groups of people into their store. It worked! If you was one of the strong ones, and got that particular item you was racing for, I congratulate you, I know you got a great discount.
“Black Friday” came along in the 1960s, retailers, knowing with Christmas just around the corner, this would be a good time to kick start the shopping for the holiday frenzy. There are good deals to be found, they are limited, that’s why there is such a mad dash when the store doors are open.
Here we are, in the last quarter of 2017. Will Black Friday remain popular?
I personally do not think so. Do you enjoy getting up before the chickens, standing out in the cold (sometimes rain), listening to strangers having idle conversation, trying to pass the time, pushing and pulling trying to get inside a store, (sometimes getting stuck), trying to hold on to an article or product that someone is trying to grab away from you? I think not, It is not for me.
With todays technology, gadgets, apps and so on, it is easy to find great deals when you shop on line. This works perfectly for me. I don’t have to worry about getting ready to go out and fight, I can sit at my computer, with a cup of coffee and enjoy my Black Friday in the comfort of my own home.
I know there is a group out there that enjoy the notion of being the first one there, getting that coveted item on sale at its lowest price, or just the joy of being out among all that energy, hats off to you, enjoy. Some who insist on seeing the item before purchase, that’s great. Brick and mortar will be here for a long while, though not in as popular a way as we’re used to.
Online shopping is our future, among a host of other things we do in our day to day life. It will be to your advantage to get on board, click here to learn more , the digital world. Do not be left behind.
Some of us, due to disabilities of some form, are not able to get out and fight a crowd, or just love the leisure of browsing at our own convenience. Even though Black Friday is a day where you can find some of the lowest sale prices, there are sales going on somewhere everyday.
Let me know your thoughts on Black Friday shopping at Walmart vs Black Friday shopping on-line from the comfort of your own home.
Life brings on many challenges, some welcome, some unwanted. There are some we don’t give a thought to because we never had to deal with them. My interest in fashion and healthy lifestyles led me to thinking about people who are challenged with living with obesity.
60% of adults are currently living with obesity or, are overweight. Do you ever think about the everyday challenges these people encounter?
One of the first and most important one is their health. They are at a greater risk for diabetes, high blood pressure,heart disease, gallstones, and other chronic illnesses. It has also been linked to increased risk for some cancers.
Being obese or overweight is a combination of several things, your environment, eating choices, your metabolism, your genes, your immediate family’s lifestyle, your income, your level of self control and many other things.
Bottom line, obesity is a challenge that none of us want to endure.Imagine, having to think about the layout of a place before we decide to actually make the trip there.
Are there steps to climb?
Will the seating be large enough and sturdy enough?
Are the entrances large enough if wheelchair bound?
Bathrooms large enough?
These are only a few things among many that has to be thought out before even leaving home. What about when you reach your destination? Are you ready for the stares? We are all human, we know when an obese or overweight person enter a room, we are going to stare at them.
Can you picture yourself being stared at or have you been stared at for having an artificial or missing limb?, (women), thinning hair or no hair?, a facial disfigurement?, a bad stutter? My point is, we all face challenges, some are small, some are large and living with obesity is one of the larger ones.
Obesity can be hard to treat for many reasons. One is being ashamed to reach out for help. Some people are reluctant to face the sniggering and aversion a lot of people will show. Many people do not see obesity as a disease, they see it as being lazy, gluttony, and greedy. Oh, if only we could control every faucet of how we look and how we think, we would all walk around looking like what we think is perfect.
Income level is another challenge that obese people face. Because of a low income, some people have limited choices in what they eat, in trying to stretch their food budget, sometimes quantity overrides healthier choices of foods. In this case, you tend to buy food that you can stretch over a long period of time, rather than healthy choices of vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy.
Another challenge is a good support group. As I stated before, many people do not realize that obesity is a disease and think people who are obese are just lazy and do not care for themselves. This is not true, obese people need medical help, family and friends support to overcome this illness. They are afraid of being treated with disrespect and outrageous for “letting themselves” get this big.
There is plenty of help for obese and overweight people. Treatment is a lifetime challenge, but it is doable.
The bottom line is to learn and invent ways to eat better (healthier) and move more.
Reach out and find help! http://www.medicinenet.com/obesity
Having the ability to sit at my pc and do almost anything I need to do is a wonderful thing. I call it My Digital Reach. I am like a toddler in the technology world, but like a toddler, I am growing and learning. I find that the internet is easier and more convenient, especially for shopping, paying bills, and finding information.
My last few years of employment, where I worked for thirty years in the tele communication industry, were the most perplexing years there, simply because my company went from analog to digital.
I, as were many, was lost.
I was so good at handling paper, bubbling in information on little cards that would be put through a card reader, keeping good paper records and filing.
I knew nothing about a computer, did not own one, so of course, I could not operate one. Thankfully, my company offered good training and I was able to creep through those last years.
During that time, there was an increase in hiring new folk. Most of these people were my children’s age, you know, the ones who got computers when they were two years old, they took to the tele communication world like a duck takes to water.
I thought they were some very smart chaps and I was proud of them. I realized it was time for me to move aside.
You can teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes a lot of time and at the pace the tele communication world was moving, these young chaps would have mowed me over had I not gotten out of the way.
My main piece of advice to the ones stuck there because of their youth and time on the job was, learn as much as you can about this digital world as fast as you can or you will be lost.
After purchasing a home computer and learning the basics, I begin taking computer classes and learned a few more basics, which helps me figure out a few things on my own without always worrying my granddaughter to help me.
In this day and age, if you do not know how to get on the internet and navigate the World Wide Web, you are limited to many things in this fast paced world. You are lost!
I love clothes, I guess because growing up, we had very few clothes. If I had the money, I could sit in this one spot and shop until I dropped. I am so happy that I can get on my pc and find clothing, footwear, healthcare items for my 300+ pound husband. This is no small matter, we have spent days looking in dept stores for clothes that would fit him and still end up having to order them, so this digital world is ok with me.
We live in a world where we can manage most of our business without leaving the comfort of our homes. think about how much time this saves.
Even if we are going to visit a store, we are able to view items and know exactly what we want, which also saves time.
We do everything on our computers, mobile ph, notebooks and so on and on. I don’t even know all that is out there, you see, I am an old timer.
Technology has changed the world, every faucet of life operates more efficiently in this digital age. In this age we are able to reach far and wide, we can do almost anything on- line. I will name a few that a come later (like me) has come to depend on.
We shop (my favorite)
We pay bills
We find information
We find long lost friends
We communicate and we investigate
My site mainly centers on fashion and caring for our bodies, I search for the latest trends in hard to find sizes and information for our overall body health.
Back in my time, small businesses did not have the resources, which larger competitors had. Nowadays even small businesses such as the one I’m trying to start can access much of the same technology as the giant corporations, which gives me an edge on succeeding with an online business of my own.
My Digital Reach allows me search for information I can pass on to my audience. I can search for facts and confirmations that I would otherwise spend hours researching.
There are tutorials on most any subject you wish to explore, demos, illustrations, exploration, travel, virtual tours, real time in other time zones, and the list goes on. Think it, find it on the internet.
I feel very fortunate to have been born in the 50’s. I have seen first hand monumental changes that took place in this world, from our main transportation being (me personally) mule and wagon to people taking trips to outer space, with in-betweens that are too numerous to list.
My conception of The Digital Reach is having the ability to shake hands with anyone, anything, anywhere in the world, in a matter of seconds.
There is instant information on any subject we humans may need to know. I am learning things right here, right now while writing this post. I am seeking and finding, what a wonderful thing to be able to look for information and have it at the tip of your fingers.
My Digital Reach is just a phrase I picked up somewhere in my reading that I can not get out of my mind, so I decided to write a post expressing how it applies to my everyday world.
I know everyone does not have access to certain technologies or digital devices that allow us to do the reach, but on a brighter note, access to them are made available through the library, internet houses, school systems, churches and so on.
Remember, there is no limit to what can be found with the advanced technology we have today, so learn as much as you can, The Digital Reach helps to make dreams come true.
If you would like to explore The Digital World, Just click on the picture below.
You will find what you need here, for beginners as well as professionals. Go Digital!
There is nothing new under the sun. The history of male cosmetics is a long one, going as far back as the Pharaohs.
In the days of the Pharaohs, men wore kohl rimmed eyes, this is believed to be the beginning of men wearing makeup.
Alexander the Great wore makeup.
In Asia, China and Japan,men and women used gum arabic, gelatin, and eggs to stain their fingernails to signify their status in society.
Makeup for men is certainly nothing new. In today’s world, makeup for men has become socially accepted. While doing research for this post,I ran across so many pictures of men in makeup. Some have mastered the art of applying makeup so well, they look as beautiful as any madeup woman.
If you have not mastered the art of applying makeup, don’t worry, their are plenty of tutorials to help you.
Some of you may question why do men wear makeup? The answer is simple, they want to look better or different by enhancing their looks, the same as women.
We have young men today who apply makeup in secret because they are afraid they are going to be judged, laughed at or placed in a category. Then we have the ones who boldly wear makeup and they are comfortable doing so.
Major stores have consultants that can answer questions pertaining to your skin type and colors that will suit you and enhance your looks.
There are many different reasons why men wear makeup, I will list some below
To hide blemishes
To enhance their looks
Desire to be pretty
To be different
Hiding blemishes is one of the most common reasons men and women wear makeup. If you suffer with a skin disorder such as ache, spotty skin discoloration, birthmarks, etc., if makeup help you feel better about your appearance, then learn how to apply it and by all means, use it.
Most people are concerned about how they look. Men are discovering that a little bit of this and a little dab of that can hide a bad spot and also make a good spot look better, thus making your appearance the best it can be.
There are men who love the pretty look they can create using makeup. In the videos I watched of men applying makeup, they are experts at it, some had been experimenting since they were kids.
There are people who just want to be different. They create their own style, dressing, communicating their signature look and so on.They have the need to be non traditional. Some want to capture attention, some want to look a certain way for entertaining, rock stars for example, and some just enjoy enjoy wearing makeup.
As long as men have been wearing makeup, (some so expertly applied, we are not even aware that they are wearing it.) there are people who are shocked and immediately label them as being weird.
I know that some of us are shocked when we see a man all made up with the colors, outlining, shadows, false eyelashes and lipstick etc, but we do live in an age where people are boldly expressing themselves.
Acceptance, the trending word. Being proud of who you are, you cannot be someone else, although many try.
Years ago, while visiting my daughter’s elementary school, I noticed a group of girls socializing at recess, one of the girls caught my attention. You could tell right away that she was trying to fit into that group of girls. She laughed the hardest, spoke the loudest, and when the group moved, she moved with them, always in the back, trailing along.
My heart went out to her, she reminded me of myself in elementary school, trying to fit in with a group who wanted nothing to do with me.
The poor girl was trying to act like the other girls in the group. This happens everywhere, at every age, people trying to fit in and be who they are not. Why? They have not learned the value of self acceptance.
Teach them while they’re young!
This need to be taught at an early age, children can be cruel to each other, although it’s not as bad as when I was growing up, peer pressure is a serious thing. It even follows some of us into adulthood.
Trying to be skinny, trying to be cool, trying to be the funniest, the bravest, the list goes on. Children need to be taught that they are unique human beings, and to love themselves for who they are. Whether they are fat, skinny, too dark, too white, or too tall, we all possess an inner beauty that if cultivated, will radiate to your outward appearance.
Everyone fluctuates in learning their true selves, you learn as you grow, you begin to develop certain patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior. With good role models, these senses can be fine tuned, which in turn gives one a sense of confidence, you began to love yourself.
It’s like saying YES to yourself, to your life. This is when you can grow, whatever your circumstances are. This is when you can improve You.
I love listening to great motivation speakers such as Tony Robbins, Wes Moore and so many others. They all stress self acceptance and that inner strength that we all possess that if cultivated, will enable us to do a lot that we desire.
In ancient Greece, those who sought the advice of the famous oracle at Delphi were greeted by a simple inscription above the entrance: “Know yourself.” It was a reminder that as well as seeking the counsel of others we must also look inward at what is going on in our bodies, our feelings, and our minds. By truly understanding ourselves we become our own surest guides. ( this was taken from Pearls of Wisdom by David Ross)
Pressure is being put on us all the time, look this way, act this way, think this way and so on. Just be yourself, your best self, refine your best self and see your worth.
“Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack for mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.” Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar
I was so surprised when I went to the mall yesterday, even though I knew Macy’s was closing, it was still a surprise to see all the close out signs. Even though I shop online for my big men fashion apparel, this is a store that I shop at for myself and I will miss it.
Zachery Eanes Jan 4, 2017, wrote in an article, DURHAM — Department store Macy’s Inc. announced Wednesday it is closing 68 of its stores, including its Durham store at Northgate Mall. Cincinnati-based Macy’s has two locations in Durham, one at Northgate Mall and the other at The Streets at Southpoint. The Northgate location is 187,000 square feet and opened in 1994.
At the Moncler Gamme Bleu show held in Milan, Nick Wooster , says, ” Retail may be on fire,” , the Instagram personality and industry lifer, claimed, Yet Mr. Wooster is aware that department stores are failing, with malls ousting them as anchor tenants; that Macy’s has announced it would lay off 10,000 workers. According to Terry J. Lundgren, the outgoing chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s says the closings is part of a plan that will expand their digital reach.
See a trend taking place here? More and more people are shopping online. People who was once afraid of giving personal information, such as addresses, credit card numbers, etc, this group is becoming familiar with the internet, beginning to trust certain sites, therefore they have begin taking advantage of the many deals they find on the WWW.
This is a good thing. Our everyday lives are going at a faster pace and most of us do not have much leisure time to shop around for the things we want or need, it makes sense to go online for these things, where we save time and money. A lot of people of my generation was afraid of the computer, now a lot of them are on social media, navigating the internet, e-mailing and learning all kinds of things about the computer, and they are shopping. When my job bought in the computer, we were so afraid of it, now I am so happy I learned the little about it that I now know. It saves you tons of time. Also it is so nice to be able to look and fond all kinds of money saving deals in the comfort of your own home. I will miss my favorite dept stores, but where I was only able to visit them every once in a while, I am truly happy that I can easily visit them online. How many of you swore you would never shop online and are now shopping online with no hesitation?