Short stories

Simple Living?

Hope things are always going in your favor. Remember if they’re not it’s because you’re wrapped up in your negative thoughts.

You are the Master of your own destiny! I know that sounds a little corny, but it’s true. If you want bigger and better things to happen you have to believe and know that they are possible. I speak about this often, because a lot of us believe life is happening to us. In reality we are the shot callers and we haven’t realized how much control we give to other people and organizations.

We relinquish power before we don’t know what to do with it. Too often many of us are stuck working jobs we hate or make little to NO money from!

Recently inflation has skyrocketed, do to COVID-19 and actions of those in the White House. The sad thing is, people like me who are not making a comfortable salary are going to have to make some hard decisions; whether they want to spend 11 dollars on that bottle of Lysol, $5 dollars on that hand sanitizer, or going back to work making it almost inevitable they will catch the very virus they’ve been trying to protect themselves from for all these months.

The point I’m trying to make is, being safe or comfortable is not going to get you anywhere. You’re going to have to switch things up; do something different. Remaining safe or comfortable leads you down a path of monotony and boredom. I understand some of us live for safe and simple; but those aren’t the people I’m speaking too right now. I’m speaking to those of you who aren’t happy with the way life is for you currently. Those of you who have a long list of woulda, coulda, shouldas.

I’m sure there’re going to be many who won’t agree or even understand where I’m coming from. That’s okay if you don’t. I don’t expect everyone to have the same opinion or out look on this situation. Your opinions are your own.

The only thing I want those who read this blog to take away from it is; Live on your own terms. F*** what someone else has to say! People love to talk about what you should do when they haven’t or would never do what they’re telling you to do. That’s why you have to do what you’re comfortable with. Don’t feel pressured to follow the advice of someone else because you don’t want to upset them or you’re afraid of making the wrong choice. In the end you’re going to have to deal with the choice you made, regardless if someone made it for you.

Also if you need help getting to the stage of manifesting your dreams and aspirations, read Breaking the Habit of Being yourself written by: Joe Dispenza (Currently Reading) & Money and the Law of Attraction written by: Esther & Jerry Hicks (Currently Reading).

I’m sure there are many books out there that can help you manifest the life of your dreams, you just have to take that first step. If your mindset isn’t serving you at the current time, you need to work on the way you think and master the art of manifestation.

I don’t want to make this too long. So I’ll stop it here.

As always….

Thank you so much for reading!! I hope this blog helps you get your life going in the right direction, if it isn’t already.

Anything is possible!!! The first step is to believe it to be so.  Shadrieka Franks

Need soap that is going to keep your skin soft and smooth to the touch? Try LulusLavishLathers! 

Handmade by yours truly. Every soap is made with 100% natural oils. Many are made with essential oils. Meaning they’ll be gentle on the skin. Leaving it completely in tact and adding more moisture. 

Perfect for those with dry or cracked skin.

empowering · Experiences

Faith in the process

Good morning! Hope all is well.

There seems to be a lot going on. Then again it feels like it could be my  perception that’s making it seem so. I say that because I chose to do all these things this week.

Imagine this; I’m moving, canceling services, haven’t even begun to do my taxes yet and I have no source of income besides the business I’m currently working to get off the ground.

But one thing I have to make sure I keep is faith. Because I know God hasn’t led me this far for me to give up. I just have to have faith in the journey and keep giving the world what I have to offer.

Through it all you can never give up. If you do how will you ever know your true potential?

Wanted to keep this short and sweet.  I have a very busy day ahead of me. I hope you were able to gain inspiration from this post.

Try the soap that caters to YOU!! LuLusLavishLathers.com.

Keep a l👀k out for our 6 new additions.

  • Healing Hands- made with honey, tumeric, essentials and 100% organic plant base oils ( as are all the other soaps)
  • Spearwood- made with essential oils is great for blemishes dark spots and helping to keep the skin soft and supple.
  • Peppermint- Not a new soap but has become a favorite for many of my customers. Provides the skin with a cooling sensation because of the natural menthol peppermint produces. Leaves you feeling refreshed and squeaky clean.
  • Mosaic- Made with natural base oils and fragrance. This soap smells like a perfume but is not at all drying to the skin. Do largely in part to its foundation.
  • Big Red- not sure, but the name may change. Made with fragrance oil and smells devine. It also has a very satisfying lather. Made with only the best oils and butters for your skin.
  • Creamsicle- Very light scent. Feels like heaven on the skin.
  • Ugli- Smell is pleasant. Suitable for an older gentleman. Has the same great lather and feel as every other soap provided.

As Always

Short stories

Giveaway Time!!!

I know this is a little out the ordinary. But I really wanted you all to have a chance to be apart of the giveaway too.

What I’m giving away you may ask.

2 100% vegan soaps of your choice. Completely FREE!

You won’t even pay for shipping!

I just need you to do 2 things for me.

1.) Share this post.

2.) Answer this 2 part question:

What was my favorite childhood movie and what is my favorite most recent movie?

You have until 3pm today to answer.

Hope one of you win!!!

Your choices can be found @ LuLusLavishLathers.com