This week we celebrate one of my favorite times of year, Thanksgiving. All month I have been sharing my gratitude for things in my life. My list continues here…
Day Six of Gratitude: I am grateful to the people of my yesterdays that on today I could do something that they have longed for and fought to do. I am grateful for the freedoms of being an American and for those that my ancestors have paved the way for me as I pave the way for my people of tomorrow. Voting is a decision that shouldn’t be and isn’t taken lightly. Every time I exercise this right and privilege, I feel empowered that my voice is being shared and heard. You will never hear me dismiss an opportunity like this. And with that, I’m grateful that the BEST man will be victorious in the end.
Day Seven of Gratitude: I am today grateful for my career. It not only provides the income with which I can live my lifestyle, but it is also is a source of pride, passion, and purpose. I may not be able to “save” every child I come across, but if I can be a difference and influence to at least one along the way…life is good. The work I do is a blessing.
Day Eight of Gratitude: I am thankful for my career and the opportunities it presents for me to better myself as a person and as a professional. I initially began to feel nervous and overwhelmed with this opportunity, but in the end, my presentation partner and I rocked it and we were able to bestow some good information onto our fellow counselors and network with some wonderful folks! Boom…done and ready to move to other great opportunities for growth!
Day Nine of Gratitude: I am feeling grateful to be a part of the lives of two wonderful beings that are growing into good young adults. I may not have been there from the very beginning, but Devin Gaines and Ayanna Kelly please know that I will always be there for you until the very end… I believe in you and wish you all more and more everyday.
Day Ten of Gratitude: I am especially grateful that two of the greatest children on this earth have bestowed the honor upon me of being their aunt. When Inaya was born I wasn’t even sure of what she would call me let alone what kind of aunt I would be. Then with Kali’s arrival, I watched as Inaya explained to her my role in their lives: parttime mom, friend, play buddy, confidant, cheerleader, advocate, and even GodMother…I am blessed to be their aunt.
Day Eleven of Gratitude: I am extremely grateful for the freedoms that I have in my life. I know that these freedoms have come at a high cost to many lives and thank yous,other gratitudes will never be enough. However, I do want to express appreciation to those vets-ones gone and those still serving- and their families that also haven give up a lot. I want to thank especially Pops, my daddy, and grandfather for their service and sacrifices to give us all freedoms.
Day Fifteen of Gratitude: I love being a part of such a DiSTinguishing organization like Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This sisterhood is unlike any experience I have had and I love that it is a part of my life’s journey. I am thankful for the ties that I have with my LSs and the love and support we share. Thank you Sorors for all that you do for our sorority and our communities! OOO-ooopp