My Super Sweet 16 👑 used to be one of my favorite shows on MTV along with Made! Don’t judge me! Lol
But honestly it was! I thought it was so cool that these kids got to have these extravagant birthday parties and get their dream cars! Regardless of their somewhat stinky attitudes! It was cool seeing all of the planning that lead up to what could possibly be one of the best parties they would every have in their entire life!
Now I had a sweet 16 and it was nothing like what those kids got but it was still AWESOME! I made a Facebook event and TONS of people that barely EVER talked to me said they were coming LOL! But when it came down to it, some of my closest friends and family came to celebrate with me! I didn’t get my dream car but I did get my dream pet! A turtle 🐢 that I named Rosko Donatello Gary, who is still a live and swimming today (thanks Josh Brown)! The planning was crazy but fun, some very special ladies in my life at the time really helped my mom make this day super special for me! I can honestly say it was a Sweet 16 and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Now to the real point! I was on the phone with my mom today and she said that this year is her Sweet 16.
Exactly my thoughts…
Ummm mom 😬 not to burst your bubble but you aren’t turning 16 this year…
What she meant was Sweet 16 like 2016 is going to be sweet! I immediately decided that will be my hashtag for the rest of the year!
Let’s take a second to think about it
Sweet is having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salty, sour, or bitter. It also means pleasing in general; delightful.
Now that we officially know what sweet means! You would have to be crazy to not want this year to be your #sweet16 also!!! Am I right!
I want this year to be like sugar and honey (I LOVE HONEY). I want 2016 to be pleasing in general, just delightful!
COME ON #SWEET16!!!
How do I make 2016 sweet like honey on a nice warm buttered biscuit?!…sorry im a little hungry. Lol
Your answer is right in front of you! Scroll back up to that definition! Did you catch it…
Okay let’s break it down!
3 Ways to Make 2016 Sweet
- Stop 👏🏽 being 👏🏽 so 👏🏽 salty 👏🏽!!!
According to Urban Dictionary the phrase “being salty” is referring to the act of being upset, angry or bitter. Also a characteristic of a person who feels out of place or is feeling attacked.
This takes us back to my sweet 16. Now I could’ve been salty because everyone didn’t show up…or on the other hand someone could’ve been salty because they didn’t get invited.
Either way YOU DON’T GET TO BE SALTY!!! Sometimes you aren’t going to get invited and sometimes people aren’t going to show up for you!
Say it one more time for the people!!!
Sometimes you ARE NOT going to get invited! And sometimes people ARE NOT going to show up! BUT that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate them or that you can’t celebrate by yourself!
The easiest way to combat saltiness in 2016 is to CELEBRATE 🎉 and for my church folks PRAISE 🙌🏽 regardless of what is happening around you!!!
If you see someone you look up to or know doing something big with their life you need to celebrate them! Let them know that you see their accomplishments and are happy for them! I am a strong believer that what you put out you will get back in return!
And if you are personally doing big things you better Instagram that junk!!! Celebrate!!! Throw as many hashtags and emojis on it as you want!!! Celebrate yourself! Don’t be afraid of what others might say, because when it comes down to it the people that count will be celebrating you too!
- Stop eating sour things!!!
Sometimes when food goes bad it becomes sour! And when you taste it, immediately you know that it’s bad and will probably be scrubbing your tongue 😝 for the next 5 minutes trying to get rid of the taste!
Ummm can we not eat sour things in 2016?!
Now I know some foods naturally have a sour taste and are good for you blah blah blah. I’m talking about junk! You get what I’m trying to say?! Can we try and eat healthier this year.
Maybe NOT indulging in the McDonald’s 2 for 2, Wendy’s 4 for 4 or Burger King 5 for 4!!!
How about drinking more water. I should probably start eating breakfast…I mean it is the most important meal of the day right! I know it’s probably on your goal list to be healthy this year! So out with the sour and in with the sweet!
- Stop being bitter!!!
The top Urban Dictionary definition for bitter is someone who is perpetually pissed off!!! Now I know bitter was mentioned in our first point! But I am going somewhere else with this one.
Back to super sweet 16’s! Some of those kids were BITTER!!! They were rude AF and complained NONE STOP!!!
First of all your parents are about to buy you a car that is worth more than all THREE of the cars I have personally already had COMBINED!!! Second of all you don’t get to talk to anybody like that let all alone your PARENTS!!!! 😑😑😑
Okay I’m done!
What I’m really trying to say is stop being so negative and complaining all the time!!!
Start speaking about your life and situation positively and maybe somethings will start turning around for you! Start being grateful for what you already have and maybe THEN more will be able to come to you!
You better start talking about your life sweetly and delightfully in 2016!
There you have it! I’m positive that by celebrating yourself and others, eating better and choosing a healthier lifestyle, and finally being grateful and speaking positively over your situation will make this year your #sweet16! Now let’s rise to the occasion and spread our sweetness!
Talk to you soon! 😘