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The Gig is Up! Just Say Thank You!

Good Morning Y’all! There’s a song by the Williams Brothers that says, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.” That’s the way we were taught to think in church. “Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought.” But it doesn’t say put yourself down or be a nobody.But so many people resonate with thinking humility means to put yourself down. When someone sings well and you compliment them, they say “It’s all Him and not me.” I say the gig is up! Just say thank you and go on! It’s good to give thanks unto God but when someone compliments you on what they already know God has given you, it is a slap in the face for you to say “It wasn’t me”. As to say that you don’t know how to use what God has blessed you with. He has to come and take over because you’re not a good steward of your talent. I say, the gig is up! Just say thank you. It’s time to stop putting yourself down and stand in your own power! I will always be SOMEBODY telling everybody about the power within us given by God that can change you and you alone! Change the way you think and believe, you will change your life! Others can only be changed when they change their thinking as well, but that’s not your work. #elevateyourmind

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KUUMBA = CREATIVITY!

Habari Gani!!!! Happy Kwanzaa!!!!! Today is the day of the great Karamu feast! Yayyyy!!!!!! Eat and be Merry!!!! Enjoy your family! Be creative and make a small gift to share with someone in your family!

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Now that’s creativity! My grandmother used to call it “making due” with what you have. When the bed sheets became a curtain and then the curtain became a table clothe and the table clothe became a dress and then the dress became a napkin or a duster and then the napkin or duster became a part of the patch quilt blanket- that’s creativity! In this sense we are like God! He is the creator and he created us to be creative! Just like him! So today tap into the power that God has given you. Think of ways you can be creative. Take nothing and turn in into something!

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NIA = PURPOSE!

Happy Kwanzaa Y’all!! Habari  Gani!!!  This is our Kwanzaa greeting. It means What’s new? Or in our new ages slang What’s up? Sup? LOL! I hope you are truly enjoying spending more time with your family! I hope you are discussing and practicing the principals! Today’s principle is Nia which means purpose. Today go within and ask, “Who am I and what am I here to do?” You may need to meditate on this for a while. Then together as a family we should ask, “Who we are and what have we been created to do?” In everything you do, always ask yourself, “WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?”

 

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UJAMAA = SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa! I hope you enjoyed discussing working together yesterday! It would also been a great day to work together doing a community service project. Today we go inward and support ourselves by making our thoughts for us and not against us. “My thoughts about Life are for me! My thoughts about God are for me! ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE! All of my thoughts are for me!”

Support yourself in your thoughts, then you can support each other. Support each other mentally by being the shoulder to cry on, being the moral compass by which to direct the life of our young people, or just giving a word of encouragement. Support each other financially! Put your money where your mouth is. We need to start owning hotels chains, textile companies, banks, super market chains, etc. Now one thing I need to say. . . Black businesses if you want the support of your brothers and sisters, try being more professional and having a bit more customer service. You have to support yourself first by cleaning up your place, training your employees, preparing and budgeting!!! Then you also have to be willing to show support to others! Give back to the community that supports you!

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UJIMA =WORKING TOGETHER

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa!! I’m sure you have a enjoyed conversing with your family about unity and self-determination. I hope you able to come up with some ways to better yourself, your family, and your community. Today’s discussion should be about working together. I like first go inward and look at the different parts of me and lovingly bring them together! I am whole and complete. Then we discuss as a family how we can work together better. ujima-collective-work-and-responsibility

Happy Kwanzaa!!!! Love your family!!!

 

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KUJICHAGULIA = SELF DETERMINATION

Today we gather with the family and discuss self-determination! How can being determined help us individually. What are some of our personal ambitions that require self-determination? Also we discuss how self-determination will help to build our families and community!kujichagulia-self-determination

HAPPY KWANZAA!!!! Enjoy your family!

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Who cares if I’m Right!

Good Afternoon Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! It’s been a while since I posted but I saw this and it spoke to me. Many times we do whatever we can just to be right. Even in times when being right could be devastating. “If you don’t stop speeding, you’re gonna be in an accident!” Sometimes it seems like we wish the person would get in an accident just so we could be right. How mean spirited is that? On the other hand, we tear people down and defame their character just so we can be right. Discredit someone else so we can be right. That’s why this quote spoke to me this morning. “I’m one of those people!” I’m always right! “Mark my words”, I would say. That’s what my grandmother said to me. I didn’t realize that by me wishing or expecting harm to them just so I could be right was really bringing it to myself. My godsons drive most of the time when we travel and beg and plead them to slow down. “You’re gonna get in an accident!” However, I’ve been in 4 within a 2 year period and they haven’t been in any. As I look inwardly with Love, I choose not to be right but kind. Everything I wish for others is attracted back to me. So from here on out, I attract kindness, patience, gentleness, love, and peace! ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE!

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