The Story of a [cynical] Girl

I am Virgo. My ruler: Mercury. My season is summer. This is [not] the story of a girl [who cried a river and drowned the whole world]. It is simply one of a girl... that happens to sometimes be cynical. Who sometimes cries rivers. But who mostly lifts up her eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh her help.

“Cops give a damn about a negro? Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he’s a hero.”

—   

Tupac Shakur. He recorded that line from “Changes” in ‘92. Still relevant…

22 years later..

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I was just listening to this song over the weekend. It’s true. They don’t give a damn about us.

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The Good Samaritan Challenge

I was just thinking about how sometimes just a smile from someone can help turn my day around. Sometimes, someone knowingly or unknowingly blesses me with something that I was needing. I want to challenge everyone to smile at someone,  compliment something they have on, give them a couple of dollars out of the kindness of your heart…anything! But at least smile.

You never know what someone is going through and just the smallest action that we take for granted could save someone’s life. Please share your experiences if you decide to participate!

♡,
TSOCG
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“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”

—   Robin Williams, Jack (1996)

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youwish-youcould:

I WAS JUST SAYING THIS!!

I don’t think I could have said it better myself…

youwish-youcould:

I WAS JUST SAYING THIS!!

I don’t think I could have said it better myself…

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Don’t let them have another moment of power over your life.

Isn’t precisely happiness what we all want, without exception?

—   

Saint Augustine

Be different. Be unique. Be yourself. Most of all, don’t lose yourself in a quest for conformity.


My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” 

Bella Naija, 2014 (x)


Yes. I love black mamas.
takeprideinyourheritage:

iplayydirtyy:

LOOOOOOOOOL

Exactly.

I’m not even an Oprah fan but AMEN to her for calling that ditzy broad out.

takeprideinyourheritage:

iplayydirtyy:

LOOOOOOOOOL

Exactly.

I’m not even an Oprah fan but AMEN to her for calling that ditzy broad out.

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