“Excelsior!” Or, as translated from the Latin: “Onward! Upward!” This is my wish for you as we enter our New Year. May you reach heights higher than you ever dreamed possible. Yes! Onward. Upward. I trust that you are poised to make all your dreams for 2021 come true. I trust that you are able to find a way to be optimistic about the days ahead. Today is “Imani” the Seventh Day of Kwanzaa, (which is a Pan African traditional holiday). Imani translates into “Faith.” It comes from the East African language of Swahili. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are called The Nguzo Saba. The principles include unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and finally, “Imani,” ~  faith. These are wise principles to live by all year through, not just during the annual Kwanzaa period between December 26th and January 1st. Think about practicing having faith as you go through the inevitable ups and downs of day-to-day life. Think about gratitude. Especially when times get tough. There are many parallels between gratitude and faith. Keep your goals, dreams and aspirations close to your heart and at the top of your mind. Write out your plans. Go forth with confidence knowing that you are worthy of accomplishing all of your spectacular visions for yourself and for our world.  

Notes & News

  • My Kwanzaa Story is on the Rosetta Stone Website. https://blog.rosettastone.com/what-is-kwanzaa-heres-what-you-need-to-know-and-what-to-say/