My sisters and I were able to give my father the gift of his ancestral beginnings this year. I gave him a DNA test, through http://www.africanancestry.com, that determined which African country his paternal DNA is from and solved the mystery of where a portion of my family was taken from during the slave trade. As… Continue reading This Christmas,
I recently reposted a post from my Facebook memories featuring a quote from John F. Kennedy. The quote: "Let us not seek the Republican answer, or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." This quote… Continue reading Your Voice Matters
Love is... Saying you're sorry when you're wrong... awww, cute. I want to talk about what love is really is. Love is many things but above everything, it is one of the strongest emotions, that in my opinion encompasses all other emotions. Love is picking up the phone to call or text your significant other… Continue reading Love is…
I am currently in my hometown, visiting my parents. I'm also here to most likely say goodbye to an aunt. This is a very difficult visit because I am facing the mortality of all those I love, including my own. I really don't want to make this post about all my internal feeling about mortality,… Continue reading Cherish life.
For the last installment of the inspiration from Rumi, I chose two quotes. I thought it was fitting for these two quotes to be together in a blog as well as appear in the last entry because of the content -- LOVE. "Be certain that in the religion of Love, there are no believers and… Continue reading Choose Love.
I once feared being myself. I once feared that I would fail and be ridiculed by my peers. There were times when I refused to leave the house because I was shamed about the clothes that I wore or the way I may have been perceived. Most times I feel that I am judged by… Continue reading BElieve in YOUrself.