February has been a month of reflection and revelation for me in more ways than one. I had the honor to honor ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities and some globally. The common fabric that I discovered interwoven amongst all the honorees was God. Like our ancestors, God continues to be a very present help. I encourage each of you to continue to strive for excellency everyday of your life and be the change you desire to see and be. When you get the opportunity, write your own bio and give yourself a high five for how far you've truly come! There still remains progression to be made, but we are on a really good path. May the words of James Weldon Johnson leave you with a renewed strength:
"God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might,
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land."