Saturday, June 21, 2008

Do you see your beauty?

A gift from Langston Hughes, something to think about as we redefine our notion of what is beautiful!
Much love, you are simply beautiful!
Nadine
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dareSay to me,"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.
Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.

We do what we have to do; so we can do what we want to do!

We do what we have to do, so we can do what we want to do. What an inspiring quote this is, I heard it when my husband and I were watching The Great Debaters. I thought of all of the struggles and challenges we have gone through as a people, as a gender, as a nation most importantly as individuals. We sometimes forget why we struggle, why we grieve and why we are in so much pain. It is because somewhere deep inside we are simply doing what we have to in order to do what we want to.
This past month has been a trying month for me and for Soul Purpose. Murphy's Law has found a place but despite every challenge we have done extraordinarily well. But as the May end numbers rolled in I was very excited to see the success and accomplishments of the Soul Purpose community. A testimony to perseverance!
I continue to pray for perseverance in order to do the things that I know in my heart that I have to continue to do what needs to be done.
Nadine