How to be Less White Book Review

                                        How to be less White                            White Fragility Book Review  I used to love reading books, but in the last several years I have not read that much. So my goal for 2021 is to read one book a month. For the month of March the book I chose was White Fragility by Robin Diangelo that I bought at my local Target.     The reason I chose this was because It was on the New York's best sellers list and I wanted to see what people were consuming lately with the high race tensions in America. This book is geared towards White liberals. I am not a woke liberal in fact quite the opposite. So me going into reading this,  I am coming in with a critical mindset from the beginning.        I am coming with the perspective of a Conservative Christian.  The book had some good insights. Very few, but I am a learner and can learn from almost anything or any situation. I agree that there is Systemic Racism. I agree that it is embedded into society.

How to become a Spiritual Bad A

                How to Become A Spiritual Baddie

   Yes I said it, Bad-Ass. Lately on the best sellers list, there are a lot of books with this bad-Ass theme. I really like them even though some of the titles have crude language. I personally have never been a fan of cussing or crude language but I am giving a pass on being a bad-ass because it's not extreme and it gives it a little bit of a punch to the concept. By the way, Ass is mentioned several times in the bible, referring to a donkey...

       I really like the Bad-Ass themed books because they tend to deal with a issue I struggle with a lot. Being a people pleaser. So I welcome these books in my life. I am a quiet person that in the past wanted to be perceived as being very nice and agreeable, go with the flow kind of person. I wanted to avoid conflict as much as possible. Being a "nice" person has really kicked me in my "ass", and I am really sick of it.  Whenever I do stand up for myself I usually generate more respect from others. I am tired of being a nice person and from on now will be a Spiritual Bad-Ass.

    You may be wondering what is A Spiritual Bad-Ass anyway? She is like a Spiritual superhero that is kind yet stands her ground. She is has wisdom and grace. She's got the fruits of the holy spirit gleaming off of her, so she is radiant and other people can notice that glow. That super-ass glow!

   Here are 8 ways you can start being a Spiritual Bad-Ass too..

1. Dress the Part
Spend a little time in the morning wearing what makes you confident. It will give you that extra confidence. Wear something that is you, that makes you feel like you can take on the world. You can be a bad-ass in a flower sun dress! Whatever style that makes you feel good.

2. Prayer Warrior 
To truly be a bad-ass there is going to be battles to be warred. Being on your knees continually in prayer and battling against all of Satan's schemes. Staying in God's word and not getting sidetracked by what popular culture says is politically correct.  

3. Godfidence
Godfidence is knowing God is in control and knowing your situation will turn out for the best. Knowing you have God's favor written all over you. Knowing you are chosen and a Child of God. You are royalty and that you have a supernatural shield following you wherever you go. You have a special purpose that God designed in you. She does not compete with other women knowing she is beautiful and can appreciate someone else's talents and beauty while not devaluing her own.

4. Kindness/Humble
Being kind and helping others and encouraging others to build them up instead of tearing them down. Letting others praise you instead yourself. Not doing things out of selfish gain and trying to exploit others. A bad-ass Spiritual person has a smile on their face instead of a scrunched up resting b. face.

5. Being Assertive
We should strive to be kind but we shouldn't let others turn us into a door mat either. Being kind but firm when we have to. Not letting others disrespect us. Speaking up and saying things like, No, i don't want to do that. Or speaking up about whatever issue you want to express that some one is taking advantage of you. A Bad-Ass women recognizes the red flags of a toxic relationship or work place etc.. and does not stay with those people or places. Can you say, Run Forest Run. She know how to say no and to give her best yes.

6. Follows her dreams
She follows her dreams and has vision of it. She doesn't let anyone discourage her from it and she tackles it and believes her dreams will come true. She never settles and dreams big. She is pursuing her talent given abilities that God has given her. 

7. Gets up From Setbacks
A Bad-Ass is not perfect and makes mistakes. Probably a whole lot of them and fails a lot. She learns from her mistakes and still decides that these mistakes to not define who she is as a person. She gets back up after and lets God's grace cover her. She doesn't give up and keeps fighting the good fight.

8. Self Care
Even thought she takes care of others she makes a priority of taking care of herself. If you are depleted and run down how can you effectively take care of others? She schedules massages or little get-aways or reads a book. Whatever self care you need and do it on a regular basis. You deserve it because you are a Bad-Ass! 

Please comment and suggest what are some more ways to be a Bad-Ass.


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