Black History Month is an annual celebration since 1976 of the achievements by black Americans. They have such a significant role in the development of our country and I would like to take a moment to commemorate all the black Americans who have brought this country to what greatness is has come to. One month is surely not enough to devote to them.
Watch this video of poets describing what Black History Month means to them.
This sweet and inspiring video by Marie Forleo is a great watch to start your day off on a positive note. Marie has a successful multi -million dollar life coaching business, was invited by Richard Branson to South Africa to help mentor young entrepreneurs and most recently did a session on Oprah’s super soul Sunday to share a magical mantra to help you get through life!
She talks about how her marriage was on the brink of failure because she struggled to get the work/life balance. She admits she and her husband had not been on a holiday in the 7 years they were together because she was so tied up with work. She finally decides to treat them both to a holiday-however before they even get on the plane they have a nightmare sequence of events!
What is it that defines you? What sets you apart? I am often perplexed when people cannot answer the simplest of questions about themselves, yet can speak at length about the latest fashion trend or political drama.
I wonder why people struggle answering these questions. Why is it that we can be so entranced by the goings-on in the world and so disconnected with ourselves? We are familiar with every character on television, but we don’t know ourselves. Many would rather spend countless hours surrounded by the noise of the world, than spend 1 hour alone with themselves.
Do you know who you are? Do you know what makes you unique? And I’m not talking about generic answers, but detailed, introspective revelations. What makes you, you? What makes you think you are so different than everyone else? The fact that you are unique is not in question for no two humans are alike. But do you own the facts of what makes you different than any other human on the planet?
Could it be that it is time for you to spend so time with yourself?
With tears in his eyes, my son spills out, why doesn’t Dad want to hang out with me, Mom? Despite my best efforts to communicate with my ex husband the importance of spending quality time with his son, I’m afraid it has fallen on deaf ears. It is so hurtful for him at such an important age in his life and with everything he has been through to know that someone he loves and cares for deeply simply doesn’t make himself available anymore because it doesn’t serve his needs.
The absence of someone we love and care about is common place for many whether it be due to death, business travel or the ending of a relationship. How can we take these difficult times, the hurt and pain we feel and use it to make our lives better rather than bitter?