Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Black is Beautiful

Look at these faces. Need I say more? eurthisnthat.com

There are so many holidays happening in February - President's Day, Chinese New Year which coincides with Valentine's day on February 14th and yesterday was the first day of Black History Month. I know that I don't need to tell you why it's important to celebrate the differences and likenesses of all people who have made this country, and world great. Tell me I don't. Ok I won't but I'll quote Irish novelist George Moore, "After all, there is but one race: humanity." Well said George.

Some more eloquent passages to help inspire you this month:

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.  - Barack Obama

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  -Maya Angelou

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice. -Carter Woodson

The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. -Bill Cosby

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. -Booker T. Washington


  1. love Maya Angelou "s quote and this blog make me feel good.

  2. I love Maya Angelou's words of wisdom too. Thanks for the vote of confidence and glad we can boost your chi!