Natural Hair Love: LOC Edition


“Those curious locks so aptly twin’d. Whose every hair a soul doth bind.”

-Thomas Carew

I realized that I haven’t blogged about hair in months (maybe a year), so I decided to take some time out to share these women and their crowns. I love seeing women sport their crowns with pride! Truth is, we all have our different textures and styles. That’s what makes us beautiful. Today I chose to focus on ladies with locs. I often hear conversation about curls, coils, and kinks, but I believe there is also beauty in locs. With that being said, take a moment to admire and enjoy…

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Be blessed,

Sapphire ❀️

YOU’D BETTER BE RUNNING!!

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, YOU’D BETTER BE RUNNING!!”
-Christopher McDougall

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In A Sentimental Mood…

If you know me then you know that I’m not the most sensitive person. At the same time, there are certain things that I pay attention to that can really make me cry like a baby. I cannot explain it honestly. I get emotional at the most random moments.

One of those moments is when I see people giving to those in need. I’m not talking about that “I want to be seen so let me give when someone is looking” type of help. Rather I’m referring to that humble, “I don’t have to even tell anyone I gave” type of help. The selfless, effortless giver.

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When I first saw this photo awhile back and read the story behind it, I was filled. To be honest, I didn’t have to read the story because the picture said everything it needed to say. You know… it’s one thing to give to people we know, but to give to a complete stranger is an entirely different thing. God blesses a cheerful giver.

I ran across this photo again and I was led to post it. I pray it moves you as much as it moves me. This man offers his shoes to a boy he sees without shoes. Simple as that. He saw a need and he met that need. Often times, we have things that others need more than we do. Unfortunately, we take these things for granted both knowingly and unknowingly– keeping it just to have it, rather than giving it to someone who needs it. I make it an effort each to day to pay attention to those I encounter, whether stranger or not. If I see a need and I can do something about it, I do just that.

This photo is such an inspiration. Thank You God for showing me this and reminding me of my purpose. You’re amazing.

With My Love,
Sapphire <3

Day 2: Check Your Pockets!

Good afternoon beautiful people!

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As you know, today is day 2 of Check Your Pockets and I am grateful and excited about everyone’s participation. Yesterday I checked my pockets and found $0.62! When placing it in my Mason jar, I thought of all those who joined the vision. It is amazing how when a group of people (small or large) come in agreement to help others, no matter if we’re in different states, a vision can make us feel so close. I’m reminded that it isn’t the size of the group or the amount of money people have, but the heart and determination behind those willing that will touch lives! I appreciate each of you! Thanks again for joining!

If you have not joined us yet and would like to be a part, feel free to read the details here: Check Your Pockets!

With Love,

Sapphire <3