“God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.” -African Proverb
Greetings great people! Today’s Soul Food is a reminder to welcome all that life has to offer. We cannot receive the good if we are blocking everything in life.
“If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them.” – Ida B. Wells
Today’s Soul Food is a reminder that in all things we do, we must think of the impact on others, not just ourselves. We are only fulfilled in our purpose when our purpose includes improving the lives of others.
“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” -Oprah Winfrey
Greetings great people! Today’s Soul Food is such a great reminder that we must always find for ourselves heroes and role models from the generations who came before us so that our vision of what we must do for ourselves, in the now, is clear and so we can take from those role models the strength to see our goals become our reality. Search yourself and identify a role model who represents the kind of person you want to be or represents the strength you admire, and then become that person so that you can be a role model for the next generation.
To learn more about the women Oprah Winfrey mentioned, click the following links:
Sojourner Truth: http://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284
Fannie Lou Hamer: http://youtu.be/G-RoVzAqhYk
Harriet Tubman: http://www.harriettubman.com/
Madame C.J. Walker: http://www.madamcjwalker.com/
“Make no distinction in your behavior between those of rank and the common people” – Ptah Hotep, 2340 B.C.
Great morning all!! I have been so remiss in sending out the daily words of wisdom this past week. Well, I am back on track and hope that these words find you well. Today’s Soul Food is an old wisdom reminder to all of us to treat everyone equally, regardless of status. In our society (from 2340 BC to the age of now), we sometimes allow ourselves to get caught up in another person’s position, status, possessions, etc. and allow that to influence how we treat them, ourselves and others.
Decide today that you will not allow outside influences to dictate how you treat your fellow human being.