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But I will touch on my absolute favorite aspect of the film….…THE AMAZING BLACK WOMEN!  Whew….the amount of #BlackGirlMagic in this film is epic and the characters these women play are equally as badass! 

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You never need a reason or holiday to show the ones you love how much you care but any holiday that celebrates love, I’ll happily participate in. Many hate Valentine’s Day because they believe it’s commercial.  While that may be the case, I am a firm believer in that holiday’s like this are opportunities to show someone you care in an extra special way and who doesn't like feeling "extra special" sometimes?   Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day things that are thoughtful, romantic, and sentimental. 

No matter what size your budget is, there's something you can do for that special someone in your life.

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As I think about those relationships, I realize why friendship is so vital to any romantic relationship. There is an ease in my friendships.  I don’t feel like I’m walking on eggshells.  I don’t have to put on any masks. All I have to do is be myself.   There is freedom in these relationships. That is something I desire with the man in my life.


About D. Sanders

My logo, a woman blooming from a Lotus, represents everything that I am and everything I hope to be; a woman blooming from wounds, hurt and pain.  One petal at a time, I am blooming into my purpose. In spite of being surrounded by the muddy waters of life, I flourish. The Sum of Many Things is a Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog a for women of color who do it all in spite of “life’s mud”. It is my hope that I speak for women who refuse to be confined or imprisoned by their circumstances but instead bloom from wounded spaces.”  This blog is a piece of my heart that I share in the hopes that we heal, grow thru it, survive and thrive.  This is a “safe space”, without judgement or preconceived notions of womanhood, motherhood, sexuality, and femininity. We define who we are and who we want to be.  We are the Sum of Many Things but in all things we remain beautiful and blooming into our purpose and destiny.  Thank you for visiting my website and I hope to connect with you soon!- D Sanders


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The Sum of Many Things is celebrating love in all its forms this month! If you want to share a story with our readers, send a request to us today! We are accepting submissions all month long!