Gracefully and Appreciatively Humbled
Every now and then I get a little beside myself. I start dwelling in my own head. Maybe I’m bored or dealing with a tough decision. Maybe I feel like I’m moving too fast, not moving fast, doing too much or not doing enough. It all depends on the day.
I’m human. It happens.
But then, seemingly right on time, God sends me a few reminders of what’s really important in life and things are placed right back into perspective. This week my reminders came to me through four extraordinary individuals:
1. Wes Moore. Superstar. Moore spoke to students at Queens University about the importance of building a legacy worth living. He also reminded us of how important our friends, family and faith are in to staying true to who we are becoming. Keep an eye out for him. He’s great.
2. Antoine Williams, one of the most talented and creative artists I know who, through his art, is bringing awareness of the inequities of systems and the ambiguities that make life worth living to the masses. Check him out at www.rawgoods.org and invest in some art that makes you think.
3. One of my best friends Chad Moore who works with students in Henderson, NC’s Citizen Schools. This week, his students lost one of their peers to a fire. Chad found the lessons we all can learn from these courageous kids and shared them with us on Facebook. Worth it.
Click the links and watch the video to learn more about these people and the stories they shared with me. It’s worth your time. It was definitely worth mine.
Gracefully and appreciatively humbled.
** Not long after writing this post, I was sent two more reminders – 21 thank you notes from a 3rd grade classed I helped get a math program with small donation through DonorsChoose.org and a thank you letter from Jen Algire, the Executive Director of Community Health Services, an organization that provides free healthcare to those who can not afford it. Please check them both out. Thanks God.