Category Archives: My Morning Cup

Don’t Make Your Problems Mine

I recently came to the realization that people have wised up and put a twist on Misery Loves Company. It’s a little more subtle nowadays. There used to be a time when people would blatantly rain on your parade because they were unhappy about something in their own lives. Lately, I’ve seen and heard people make subtle comments that leave you wondering if someone is trying to persuade your positivity into negativity “Shade“.


In general conversation within small groups or one on one I’ve heard comments such as:

“I couldn’t eat/drink that it has too many calories.”

“I couldn’t wear something that revealing/tight/short/bright”

“You never wanted to go to the doctor for that?”

I initially wondered  if some people do this because they want to be nosey, know more about you, or try to make you feel bad about “it” but after thinking about it, and trying to bring positivity back into my space I’m concluding that people do this to figure out how you are dealing/coping with certain situations because they didn’t have the tools to get through it.

Try not to put your worries and concerns on other people. I’m sure each of us are dealing with our own battles, we don’t need you to add to our list.

My Morning Cup-things to ponder throughout the day

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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in My Morning Cup, Random thoughts


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Cleanliness is next to Godliness…so I guess dirty is the devil

Growing up I took showers and baths at night. I would lay out my school clothes for the next day (seemingly easy since I went to private school until middle school). I made sure that red plaid pleated skirt and blue button down shirt didn’t need ironing. My mother would braid my hair or give me ponytails, tie them down with a scarf or stocking cap-literally old pantyhose. As I got older it became acceptable for me to take my showers in the morning it helped me to awaken for the day, and made me feel better having a fresh shower in the morning.

When I did take showers in the morning, the scent of the soap and cocoa butter lingered throughout the day. When I took showers at night, I’d awaken the next morning, wash my face, brush my teeth and wipe down other areas that could potentially get musty throughout the day.

This prelude is an example of my hygiene rituals. We all should have our own. The problem I have is when there is no daily hygiene ritual. Like -none-nothing-zip-zilch-zero-nada NOTHING! 


You can’t possibly feel comfortable all day smelling that way! Your skin doesn’t itch? Your nose doesn’t burn? You don’t get a headache? 

I guess you’re immune to it, but if so you need new friends, because I’m pretty sure they know you stink. 

Your feet shouldn’t smell like old cheeto’s. Your clothes shouldn’t be sour like you left them in the washer over the weekend. Your breath should not smell stale.

Y’all gotta do better! Get you a simple hygiene routine and start on it now! Tell your friends about their odor disorder and help ’em out.

This morning as you read this blog I hope you make mental notes on managing your hygeine. 

My nose and stomach thank you in advance!

My Morning Cup-thoughts to ponder throughout the day 

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Posted by on September 22, 2015 in My Morning Cup


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