Monday, August 29, 2005

The Giving Gift

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Author: Jim Rohn

Wow! This weekend was really great. I must say that I have really been enjoying my weekends lately. I started off on Friday evening with a Fashion Show and music at Zanzibar on the Waterfront. It's a club here in DC. It was really fantastic. The theme was South Africa and it featured the style, dance and music of South Africa. It was great! The South African community represented well. There were people of all age groups. I also helped to host the event. It's been a very long time since I've been on stage since my radio days, but I think that I did a great job. I was so nervous that I would not represent the pageant well. Overall, I practiced a little and executed well.

Saturday was a family event. My mother's church had a picnic. My mother was proud that a great deal of her family showed up. Shew!!! She only had to mention that there will be free food! We were there! It was nice to see my older brother and nephew. We ate well and laughed the afternoon away. Afterwards, I went to visit my grandmother. We can really take our older loved ones for granted at times. We talked to my grandmother for about an hour. She talked a lot about her mother, grandmother, father and her childhood. It was like listening to a griot or exciting storyteller. She told me and my friend things that I've never known. I was especially fascinated about the information about my great-great grandmother. She showed us pictures and talked about her as a person. The moment was golden. Anyway, I could go on and on so I'll just end it here. I'll just say that it is very important to extend yourself to your family, loved ones, and people in your community. Giving is an investment in love; the return is more than you could ever imagine. Peace~

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