A Lesson From Dear Black Girl

I was watching Ellen the other day (who doesn’t love some Ellen?!) and she of course has guests on her show that are doing something to make the world a better place. I have all these ideas in my head that I would LOVE to do, but some sort of obstacle usually gets in my way whether it is not knowing how to go about it, lacking money, or whatever else. I have a hunch I am not alone in this.

This organization, Dear Black Girl, really spoke to me. It reminded me of when I worked for AmeriCorp in Hartford, CT. I had the honor of working with all these amazing youth, that often didn’t realize all they offered the world and themselves with the potential they held in their young minds. I am not sure they can ever know the depth in which they touched my heart and influenced my life.

I often think about how I can make a positive impact in the world. Not just a little lift, but a true difference. Watching those women talk about what they are providing those young women, was a gentle reminder that the time we give others is such a beautiful way to remind others of how special they are. Even if we do not have a lot of material items or finances to give, our time and ear are often more precious and have a greater impact on another’s life. Sometimes a really great conversation can change a life and fill the heart with love.

I would like to extend the reminder to you, my friends. When you give your time to another, it is a true gift that both of you receive. Time is something we never get back, this leads me to think that it is truly special. When time is given to you from another or when you give your time to someone, know that is a silent way of expressing how special you are and how special another is. I encourage you to take some of your time to listen to another’s story, to share in laughter, to dance to life’s music that makes your feet tap, and drink in the knowledge that quenches your thirst.

What is one of your favorite ways to share your time?

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