I'm Just Sayin' (18)

I’m laughing as I type this; super short and sweet.

It’s so amazing to learn about what people are doing behind the scenes; you know…the things that they would rather you be blindsided by. For example, the many smiles in your face attached to gargoyles (ugly people whose ugly insides eventually ooze onto their outward appearance) secretly telling family members/close friends/anyone w a listening ear major league bullsh*t…and why? Because their lives typically suck. *What they seek to control and cannot, they try to sabotage and cancel out*. Pay attention to people who always have a desire to “one-up” you…they “smile” the hardest.

People will be who they are, no matter how much they try to cover it up w successes, money, prestige, and power. Just let them be! When you learn how YOU work, what they are up to won’t hold any weight.

*-phrase coined and created by Elle



Choose Responses Wisely! (17)

You have to truly recognize when someone has decided that YOU are their target. And it doesn’t have to be a specific reason i.e. you forgot to call them at 8pm but called them at 8:02pm (petty right?), you missed their birthday celebration, etc., or you’ve decided to focus more on your own life…I meeeeeeeean the above reasons ARE reasons that people will put you in their line of fire…and w subtweets/sub-FB statuses/subpar communication…but it’s strictly up to you how you will respond…or whether you will even respond.

People have made a career out of being sh*t starters; that’s just what they do. They are often times annoying, attention-seekers, insecure, or some are purely just in it for a healthy debate (not all sh*t starters are whack lol). But now…you KNOW FULL WELL the difference. Just be advised that when you are doing great, stuff will always be thrown at you. If you are in a state of misery, or things aren’t on the up and up right now, some people secretly LOVE a person to struggle. Let me help you out (and this has worked for me):

1. Let them do what and how they do– you can’t change a person, but you do have options! Everything is about “choices”. If you don’t wish to communicate with them, well then don’t! If it’s on a professional level, and you’re dealing w a jerk, just remain professional in all exchanges; once they are aware that you just aren’t falling into their trap, they will move on to another.

2. Do not respond to their ignorance– this is self-explanatory; you don’t even have to acknowledge them. HIGH key, that pisses them off. That’s not necessarily your aim (or maybe it is lol), but remember…from a distance, a person can’t tell who the fool is if two people are arguing. Don’t give in to their whack agendas; it’s NEVER worth it. People able to pull you all the way out of your body like that have OFFICIALLY placed you in their pockets. Just ignore them.

3. Think about the source– if you know this person regularly has something to say, keep that in mind also before you make the decision to react.

4. Laugh– it burns calories anyway

People are on assignment to cause discord, and unfortunately, some of these assignments are self-imposed. There are a few who actually get paid to be jerks lol (I won’t name names, but you KNOW who they are, think about media outlets). But to the ones who are out here blindly on a mission to disrupt peace? Don’t be their next client.



31 Day Challenge! Are You Ready? (9)

This came to me when I was looking at my calender, lining up my models for my “Ordinary Fashion-Icon of the Week” Series (go to http://www.thellexpress.com/ for more info on submission).

At any rate, how bout a 31 Day Challenge?  Who’s up for doing something kind and/or otherwise “out of your ordinary routine” for the next 31 days?  I love the Photo A Day Challenge that I participate in on my Instagram account, however my challenge will be more than photos; it will be “action”.

You can certainly pull my blog up from your mobile devices, but if you’d like for me to send you this challenge via email, shoot me over an email requesting same to: PRbyELLE77@gmail.com and I will gladly forward the challenge to you.  Have fun!  As always, starting EVERY SINGLE DAY off w prayer/bible study/worship of some kind will work wonders for your day…that is a given; no need for me to list that as part of the challenge.

May9: Send a silly text to your closest friend
May10: Drink water as your ONLY beverage for the ENTIRE DAY
May11: Before going out, call a friend/sibling/parent/etc and ask them how their day was today
May12: (depending on what time you start your Saturday), find your favorite quote and send it to twitter
May13: Besides wishing your Mother a Happy Mother’s Day, send up a prayer for those who never knew their Moms, have no relationship w their Moms, or those who have lost their Moms
May14: Exchange a pleasantry w a co-worker
May15: HAND WRITE (yes lol) a letter to someone special and tell them how they make you feel
May16: Smile at and speak to a baby! If you don’t see one, ask someone close to you how their kid is doing
May17: Eat fruit as your only snack
May18: Wear something blue, take a picture of it and post to twitter
May19: Cook a hearty breakfast
May20: Tell one of the leaders in your church (your Pastor, Ministry Leader, Sunday School teacher) just how much you appreciate their leadership–this will motivate them
May21: Exchange a pleasantry w a co-worker
May22: Post to twitter, w a hashtag of #WORDOFTHEDAY, a new word that you’ve added to your vocab
May23: Listen to some soothing music and tell us who the artist is via twitter
May24: Report about something positive that happened to you so far this week (either something someone did, or something you did for another person)
May25: Take a pic of your beverage of choice
May26: Take a pic of how you look first thing in the morning (lol I BET yall won’t do it)
May27: Call someone close to you and SING/RAP the verse to your favorite song to them, and hang up the phone lmao don’t even say hello, just start singing/rapping
May28: MEMORIAL DAY!! Tell us what’s on your plate!!!
May29: Exchange a pleasantry w a coworker
May30: Share w us something positive you read, and post it or a link to find it on twitter
May31: Eat ice cream
June1: Congratulate someone on an achievement (perfect time to do this…it’s graduation time for a lot of people!)
June2: Watch an old tv show (i.e. GOOD TIMES, I Love Lucy lol) and laugh OUT LOUD
June3: Go and speak to an elderly person/ask them how their day is going
June4: Exchange a pleasantry w a co-worker
June5: Wear something black, take a picture of it and post it to twitter
June6: Ask your mgmt person how your performance has been over a 30-day period
June7: Pass along employment information to someone looking for a job
June8: When you get home from your work day, stop and sit for approximately 5 minutes in TOTAL silence and reflect on your week
June9: Do something to give back to your community i.e. patronize a community business, donate to a cause, etc

*items in bold are dates symbolizing the “start” of a work week…positive encounters will work wonders for a person’s day*

Thanks for participating!



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