I cannot believe it’s July! Kids are in full summer mode and vacations are happening every week. The days are longer and it’s hot. Time flies when you’re having fun and with that being said, that brings us to our “Dos and Don’ts” for July.
Shana: Give to give, not to receive… if you give a gift to someone give because you want to and not because you expect something in return.
Toya: Giving is better than receiving! When you bless others you will be blessed in return.
S: If you do something for someone, don’t hold it over their head.
T: There is nothing worse than someone bringing up something they’ve done for you especially during an altercation. Not cool.
S: Try new things, they say taste buds change every 7 years and I think that could go for feelings and emotions also, something you may have hated years ago could become something you love now.
T: I remember growing up I didn’t like grapefruit. Now, I can eat it and find it very tasting. So it’s true, taste buds do change. Be brave and try something different or old in this case!
S: Wash your towels in hot water, I promise it will make them feel brand new again!
T: And throw like 4 washing pods in there! That’s what I do. HaHa.
S: You remember that diary you kept as a kid, do it as an adult but call it a journal. You don’t have to write every detail of your day, maybe just thoughts and ideas.
T: Journaling is great especially for relieving stress. I would even go a step further and say you don’t have to write in it every day. But perhaps a few times a week when you need to debrief and get things off of your mind.
S: I feel like no one really uses an actually camera anymore. Everyone take pictures on their phone. But you should still print pictures off and keep photo albums. You need something to show your grandchildren one day; like your grandparents did you.
T: I’ll let you in on a secret of mine. I create photo albums from Shutterfly.com. I’ve created vacation books filled with pictures from vacations. I’ve also created random picture books. My family created a memory book for my uncle who passed away. There are truly a ton of options from baby books, wedding books, and many more. Not only do they have a lot of options but the books are very easy to make. It’s one of my favorite things! Give it a try by clicking HERE to get a FREE 8×8 photo book!
S: Check on your strong friend!!!!
S: Not everything is about you and not everyone wants to constantly hear you talking about you. Give others a chance to talk also.
T: This is good advice. Many people should take heed to this.
S: I recently heard if you were over the age of thirty to not to wear eyeliner because it makes you look younger. I’ve recently been doing this and really can’t see a difference. So wear what you want!
T: Interesting. Perhaps I’ll try one eye and see if I can tell a difference. LOL
S: Build your friends up, don’t tear them down by always trying to “one up” them. Friendship isn’t a competition.
T: Friends shouldn’t be jealous of other friends. If they are, they’re not a true friend.
S: You can do anything you put your mind to!
S: Don’t change for someone else, change for you.
T: Shana is preaching this month! Just imagine me clapping my hands right now saying, YAAAASSSSS!!!!!!
S: Keep your pocketbook organized, you will feel better about your life.
T: I heard once, that if your purse is junky that means you have a man and don’t have time to clean it out! Haha. But in all seriousness, you’ll function better with an organized and clean pocketbook or purse but for me, it only stays like that for two days max. So then it’ll be a mess for about a week or two until I get around to doing it again or until I switch my purse.
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Shana lives in VA with her husband and daughter.