I am debating on whether I am going to give up my little ole blog. I don't have the time to attend to it the way I used to. Since I'm back in the military full time now...that consumes the majority of my time. I am constantly on the go. And if I'm not in another country doing Lord knows what..I am in my office until 7 or 8 at night. And also since I have a family....I have to spend those rare moments making sure that they remember who I am.
So I apologize for my absence....but as of right now, it is what it is. I haven't made up my mind as to whether I'm going to stop blogging all together...but I am definitely going on a little sabbatical for a while.
I will keep all my faithful readers informed of my ultimate decision.
I was told the other day that I do not look my age.
I was told that I look at least 10 years younger than I am.
Of course I took that as a compliment;since no one in their right mind wants to look old. I'm not old..I turned 40 a couple of months back..but no one wants to look 40. Hell no one wants to look 30.
People that tell me I look good for my age pisses me off..'I look good for my age'..really? Bytch, I look good for any age....
Anyways... back on topic...
Most of the people that tell me this are White Folks.
I even had a dude ask me what kind of facial cream I use to keep my skin so smooth.
I have also been complimented on my skin tone. By White Folks women.
They act like that it is so damn amazing that my skin is so...well...cared for. I take pride in how I look. Which to me is common sense.
But I have to admit, most of the people that compliment me, are my age and they look it...if not older.
So I take what they say with a grain of salt.
I come from a long line of good genes. My Moms is 58 and looks 40..my Pops (before he died) was 57 and looked 40..My Grams is 81 and looks 60..My Big Pops is 85 and looks 60 and so on and so forth.
So to me looking "young" is normal.
Matter of fact...I don't know any Black people that look their age.
We all look younger than we are. Unless a dummy is on that shit or they drink like whales.
From what I notice..most White folks try too damn hard to look younger than they are.
From wearing too much damn make-up...to laying out roasting in the damn sun..to botox and plastic surgery... to dressing younger than they should.
I don't get it. Take care of yourself...and yourself will take care of you..
That's how I see it anyways.
And don't hate on me and mine because we 'look good for our age'.
Ecclesiastes is my new favorite book in the Bible.
A lot of the sayings that my Grams used to say derive from this book.
I didn't realize this until I was reading through the Bible yesterday. This is a very beautiful piece of work. Damn near every question I have ever asked about life is covered in this short book of the Bible.
Facts and examples...
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Ecclesiastes 9:17. Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions. Ecclesiastes 7:10 Anyone who is among the living has hope --even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:4-6 When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it. Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the [temple] messenger, "My vow was a mistake." Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God. Ecclesiastes 5:4-7
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Y'all see what I'm talking about? This book is that shit!!
Anyways I wanted to share this with y'all.
Hope you enjoyed it.