Happy Friday friends!
I trust everyone has had a wonderful week and have exactly the kind of weekend they want to have to look forward to!
I made a couple purchases this week that I want to share today!
I was wandering around on the explore page of my Instagram and I came across this strange looking bracelet. I went for a visit to the website and after reading up on the message behind the piece, I ordered one in a matter of minutes. The Lokai bracelet has one white bead and one black bead separated to opposite sides by clear beads. The white bead is filled with water from Mt. Everest and the black bead is filled with mud from the Dead Sea. It is a reminder to stay humble when you’re on top (white bead) and stay hopeful when you’re at the bottom (black bead). The beads in the middle are clear because every individual travels a different path in between.
The bracelet is to be worn as a reminder to find balance, and while doing so, stay humble and hopeful.
Coincidentally, I made another purchase with the exact same message. J.Cole’s new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
My first official date as Andrew’s girlfriend was a J.Cole concert in 2011 at the House of Blues in SC. We went with a few of my girlfriends and had a blast. We definitely had way too much to drink and never drank like that again…but that’s a story for another day.
At the end of it all- we had so much fun so J.Cole definitely has a special place in our hearts but his art has its own individual purpose. I said on twitter that his music inspires young men to get an education, respect women and live a life of love and I truly believe that. The differences between his hip-hop and the shit they are mass producing today are evident. I am not scared for my little brother to see him as a role model and I love that. The fact that he’s from North Carolina doesn’t hurt either ;)
We’ll be listening to it on repeat all weekend so I might just have to come back at ya Monday or Tuesday with some favorites. He’s saying a lot of things you didn’t even realize you needed to hear. I definitely dig it.
If you haven’t seen his performance on Letterman from this past week you should check it out. He didn’t even perform a song from the album. He had a message to deliver. It was raw, it was real, it was beautiful.
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend full of hope, joy and love.