A blog published to encourage, empower, and enlighten YOU!
April 5, 2019
Greetings and Welcome to my Success ThinkPoints Blog!
I am delighted you chose to visit Personalized Educational Services, LLC. This is my first entry and this blog is for you. It it written to encourage, empower, and enlighten you. I wrote this article during Black History Month; however, Spring has sprung and the reflection and inspiration continues 365. This month also marks one year for the re-launch of my website…Yaay! I am continuing to enjoy the adventure. Thank you for coming along for the ride. Be encouraged!
Believe It: There is a King in You
Reflections for Black History Month & Beyond
There is a King in You is a song written by gospel singer Donald Lawrence. I heard that soul-moving song for the first time in 2015 during Sunday morning church service on Father’s Day. This song held heartfelt significance for two poignant reasons. First, that day was my first Father’s Day without my Daddy being in this life, this world. He passed away earlier during the year on February 13th. Second, news headlines continued to display with growing frequency the heartbreaking realities of young unarmed Black boys and men being brazenly gunned down. The striking opening lyrics of There is a King in You flow declaring, You come from royalty, An aristocratic dynasty. Black History Month is as an ideal time to launch, re-launch, or continue to reflect and learn more about the rich, royal heritage of African-Americans. The message from the song writer continues to tip off listeners with The goal of the enemy, Is that you don’t know who you are. Perhaps the imperative, foundational lesson Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week, had in mind in 1926, is Negroes must know who they are. Negro History Week later became Black History Month then African-American History Month. Yes, African-Americans must know who they are. Man, woman, boy, and girl must know their royal roots. There is a King in You.
Keep your head up!—Be positive, something as minor as how you walk makes a difference.
Investigate your history!—Talk to family members to hear stories about your relatives. Find out the native land of your maternal and paternal fore parents
Never underestimate ancestors’ journeys!—Follow-up on some of the family stories you have heard. Find any documentation or records such as newspaper articles, family scrapbooks, genealogical records, etc.
Get in step with your greatness!—Do and be your best at school, work, home, and play. Know and share your gifts, talent, skills, and abilities.
Inform others!—Spread the stories of achievement, honor, struggle, pride, and more.
Never forget to honor your elders!—Remember, they have been there and done that in life. Recall the lessons learned and help take care of them.
Your story!—Reflect on your life and realize your personal impact and contributions.
Open your heart and mind to possibilities!—Know the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future.
Understand the power of your words!—Believe it, say it, live it. There is a King in You.