It Takes a Village: The Importance of Education in the Black Community

 

Educator and Speaker

Educator and Speaker

We have a great responsibility in making sure that ALL children receive a quality education. We need parents to be actively involved and support your child’s teacher! “It takes a villiage…” Our community suffers the most because we don’t put emphasis on the importance of education. Start today! Ask your child what they’ve learned everyday. Check their homework. Talk to them about their future and passion (career choices). Expect them to attend and finish college!!! Let’s disprove the statistics!!!
From the heart,
Mrs. Gwendolyn Owens-Educator (15th year)

What A Man? What A Mighty Good Man!!!!

Laughing black coupleIf a man loves you he is faithful! He cares about your wants and needs. He’s true to his word. He is a protector, provider, prayer partner, peacemaker and patient. A good man accepts you and your children and will love them as his own. He takes his family to church and he stands on his principles. He dries your tears when you are crying, holds your hand and assures you that he’s got your back! Do you know that man? If not, these are the characteristics you should look for in a good man.

Juneteenth-What Strides Have You Made As People of Color?

Juneteenth

Juneteenth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we celebrate Juneteenth today (148 years ago), what strides have you made to improve yourself, community, family and build a lasting heritage to leave to your children? We are people of color with a rich history. Are we living up to the standards that our martyrs have set, preached and lost their lives to allow us to have inalienable rights like everyone else. This question is for me, too! We need to be more community oriented, stress to our children the importance of education and respect, take our streets back, stop killing one another, demand drugs be removed out of our neighborhoods and away from our sons and daughters. We have a responsibility and we all know there is strength in numbers. Mentor a child. Help your sister and brother who are in need. It is our duty as a people to do so!!!

I Know My Worth!!! What About You?

BeYourself

  • YOU are your most important asset! That means you don’t need any liabilities entering your life. Don’t allow anyone to drag you down!!! Remember that!!!
  • Holding on to a dead-in relationship is suicide. When it’s over, cut your losses and move on. Don’t continue to subject yourself to pain, heartache and misery. All you have to do is pack your things, load up the U-Haul, grab your purse and move to your new place where there is peace and take hold of your life. Don’t look back!!! Lot’s wife (Bible) looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Your future is ahead of you not behind you!
  • Have you ever known people who are always negative? They are never happy about anything. They complain, complain, complain!!! You want to run when you see them coming! Think before you speak because it could work against you. The tongue can speak life or death. In other words, what we put out is what we get back. Never doubt the power you have inside of you. Speak positive things over yourself. Change your way of thinking and watch your life change for the better!

Respect Yourself!!!

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ladies, understand that your body is precious and it is not made to be used and abused. If you don’t respect yourself, then a MALE will use you until he’s had enough and leave you broken and feeling worthless. It’s never too late to change your way of thinking. Forgive yourself and start anew. ALWAYS know your worth and in the meantime work on yourself. Wait for the right MAN to enter your life and he’ll treat you like a queen, accept your faults, encourage and uplift you and make you his wife for life. (Put a ring on it!!!)

I See Your True Colors-I Know Who You Really Are!

Ladies, before you are intimate with a man, get to know the person first. When sex is involved, at the beginning stages, it clouds your judgement. Women are emotional creatures which means we get attached easily while a man sees it as emotionless sex. You need to know if he is married, separated, in a relationship, employed, spiritually grounded, has good credit, goals and aspirations, been convicted( circumstances that led to the conviction),etc. A background check is not a bad thing in today’s society. Look out for yourself and don’t fall for every man that tells you that you look good.

From the heart,
Gwendolyn
www.facebook.com/RelationshipsStartWithYou.

My Endless Love

Happy Valentine's day!

Happy Valentine’s day! (Photo credit: DonnaGrayson)

Today is a sad day for some of you for various reasons. Please keep in mind that Valentine’s Day comes only once a year and love is endless. If you are without a significant other, know that the greatest love of all is self-love. So, today go to the spa, enjoy time with family and friends, visit someone in a nursing home(who is lonely and forgotten) but never forget that God loves you 365/366 days a year, 52 weeks a year, 8765.81 hours in a year, 525,948 minutes a year and 31,556,926 seconds in a year,7 days a week and 24 hours a day! Now, that’s LOVE!!!

From the Heart,
Gwendolyn-RSWY