Accepting My Curls

As a kid, my Mom affectionately called me her “Little Shirley Temple.”  And I deplored every curl.  Mainly because of the Frizz.  Every curly haired girl out there understands what I’m talking about – frizzy curls that are untamed, dry, hideous and maim the self-esteem to a ginormous level.  A paper bag over my head would’ve been the better alternative to my frizzy hair.  Yes, I too, was one of the ones who dreamed of straight hair.

This past week my family and I went to the library and I found a book.  This book has saved my curls and I can’t recommend it enough.

Curly Girl handbook

Click to go to Amazon.

I tossed out my hair straightener.  Tossed out my blow dryer.  And began using the methods recommended in the book.  I found out that curly hair is naturally dry, very porous and needs LOTS of moisture!   So I started moisturizing and can see and feel the difference.  No more paper bags over the hair.  All that’s left now… time for the locks to grow.  :)


And what a perfect post for the WordPress Daily Prompt:  I Have Confidence in Me.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit

With the weekly photo challenge, I wanted to focus on habits I want to cement – working out, is one of them.  I’m using the S.M.A.R.T. goal system – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.

Specific:  What do you wish to accomplish?  What are the requirements and restraints?

Measurable:  How often?  How many?  How much?

Attainable:  How can this goal be accomplished?  Do you have the abilities to accomplish it?

Realistic:  Is it too strenuous?  Willing and able to work on this goal?

Time-Bound:  When should this goal be completed?  Deadline?

In addition to working out, it’s….

Less of this:

chocolatesAnd more of this:

Photo used with permission.

Photo used with permission.


“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”

-Samuel Smiles


But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through Messiah Yeshua.  -1 Corinthians 15:57