When word of the Loving movie first came out, I had no idea what it was about. Like most Americans, I had never heard of the Lovings. I didn't know that this incredibly couple help shaped the country that I love. I didn't realize that it was because of them, that I am allowed to marry the man that I love. Their story is like no other because the Lovings weren't an interracial couple fighting for the freedoms of America. They were simply a couple, a family, that fought for their right to live and love together – in the land of the free.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Loving actress, Terri Abney, along with the lead actors and Director of the Loving film. We talked to all of them about bringing the Loving story back to life. This is a very touching story because it's true. It's the true story of the Lovings, who were sentenced to prison or to leave the state simply because they were an interracial couple that got married. With the hate and discrimination this still exists, this movie couldn't have released at a better time. There's a lot that we need to talk about and Terri Abney has a very important message for this generation about love, acceptance, and speaking out.
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As a young woman, I've explored a lot of different relationships. I've had really long-term relationships, love at first site relationships, really passionate ones, and really volatile ones. No two relationships are the same, but they all carry a few common things that nobody seems to mention. Maybe we are too involved to realize it, maybe we are too afraid to admit the truth, or maybe we just don't talk about our relationships enough. These are the 5 things nobody tells you about relationships.
I have quite the obsession with scaring the hell out of my boyfriend. I hide in any little crevice I can just so I can jump out and spook him. There have been times when I've waited a half hour to scare him. Hey – you've gotta keep things interesting right? I'm sure this isn't the kind of "interesting" that most couples would think of. Maybe you're thinking that I'm a bit cruel. Well, maybe I am but he has picked up on this little hobby of mine and joined right in. It's safe to say that it's kind of our thing now. I personally get pure satisfaction out of scaring him and here's why.
It's important in our lives to do as many kind things as possible. Some people don't believe this, but I think the reason for our existence is to help one another. It doesn't have to be big acts of heroism. It's the little things that matter. You'd be amazed at how a simple act of kindness can change a person's day or even change their life. It's something that we, as individuals, should be practicing and something that we should be teaching the new generations. This is my 50 acts of kindness bucket list. You can even get this free bucket list checklist printable to check off all of the 50 acts of kindness! It's something fun to do as a family, individually, or with friends.
You never know how you can change someone's life just by giving a helping hand, complimenting them, smiling at them, sparing some cash, or standing up for them. We are humans. It's our job! We should always have each other's backs. Sometimes it's important to not mind your own business. Sometimes a simple act of kindness isn't so simple gives more than a simple feeling. We're all in this together, after all.
Are you wondering if your guy is really a keeper? Take a look at these 9 signs that he's a keeper - make a checklist. Be honest with yourself. If he isn't giving you what you want then it's time for you to move on and find what you REALLY want, need, and deserve!
This is going to be a very emotional post. This is a post in a writing prompt blog hop called, Behind The Blogger. This week's prompt is "Dear Childhood Me". We are to interpret every prompt in our own way, as long as we use the words in the prompt. This is going to be a letter to my childhood self. I didn't have a very good childhood. I've opened up about my childhood a few times on my blog, but never have I given you a peek into how I view my "childhood self".
You make me smile when you look at me that way. It stops me in my tracks, losing the words I was about to say. You make me smile with those big beautiful eyes. They are more mesmerizing than a deserted, country, midnight sky. You make me smile when you tell me you love me out of the blue. It feels like there's nobody left in the world, but me and you.