Being a woman of color I take great joy in looking up to those who have gone before me and left me with a sense of pride. Those who have achieved great things that have inspired and changed radical views for betterment.
In a matter of days, we are here saying goodbye to a gospel great in Aretha and now our former UN Leader and a great man of hope, Kofi Annan. All this comes in the same week that I attend the funeral of a day friend who as a man of God touched many in his endeavour; his legacy lives on (RIP Pastor Davies).
As I look back at a time when his (Mr Annan’s) word was the ‘best thing ever’ as I rejoiced in my UTN glory-of-hope program, the only thing missing was my face to face meet to say a major thank you for paving the way for generations to come.
So once again, as I review what good we bring to the world as individuals, I look at my own years of existance and remind myself we cannot please all the people all the time. Nonetheless we can simply make a greater effort with some of the decisions that we make and remind ourselves that a consequence follows any ill-intent.
We can only offer those who follow advise and direction to assist (if they are willing to appreciate and heed). For the ones who already know it all, let them walk their road. For it is with experience and consequence that we learn on our journey.
As my most savoured saying comes #LifeIsForLiving… I continue to tweek my mission in life to suit a mindset of encouragement and hope, for it is these things that have brought me to here and have allowed me to co-exist with other likeminded individuals of good will. Walk with GRACE and know that we are only human in our endeavour, however make that conscious decision to know that the day can never be repeated (unlike in Groundhog Day)… this is your #OneShotGlory and this is the making of your LEGACY.
References: @BillMurray @KofiAnnan @TBNUKtv