Word of the Day: Strength
One thing they cannot prohibit–
The strong men . . . coming on
The strong men gittin’ stronger.
Strong men . . .
Stronger . . .
~ Sterling Brown
We get stronger when we demand a better education for our children, when we search out the teachers who care. We get stronger when we demand safety and security in our neighborhoods. We get stronger when we learn about our heritage, and pass it on to our children. We get stronger when we stand up and shout “No!” to discrimination and abuse. We get stronger when we value our bodies and minds, and nurture them accordingly. We get stronger when we dream, stronger still when we pursue our dreams. We get stronger day by day, stronger when we succeed, stronger when we fail–because failure cannot diminish our strength but can add to it. We get stronger when we are willing to do what is necessary.
On this day, I will do at least one concrete thing that gets me closer to my goal.
Excerpts from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage