It’s the last Happy Black Girl Day of 2010. Something that started as a little more than a thought and an affirmation has turned into something so much greater. Black women across the country have made it their business to be happy and lift each other up instead of tear each other down. As we all gear up for the holidays and to start fresh in the new year and make resolutions, I’m asking you all to just be happy.
I’ll admit this year has been a struggle for me. I’ve had some highs and lows, and I have to admit losing my paternal grandmother in May was really hard for me and has to be the lowest point that I had in 2010. But I know she’s no longer in pain and has been reunited with my granddad. That, along with knowing the great life that she led and the people she touched, gives me some solace.
But I can’t focus on the sad; I have to think about the good things that have happened, most importantly meeting some more great people in DC. I’m so blessed to have met some wonderful people this year and have some great experiences. My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 is to just be happy, which happens to be one of my favorite songs by Mary J. Blige. And I charge all of you to be happy-be happy with yourself and know that you’re enough. I charge you to find the good things within and to fall in love with yourself. If you don’t love you how do you expect someone else to?
That’s all I got today, folks. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and if you’re not busy after work, go and hang out with some happy Black girls. 🙂 Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!