Freedom is ringing

Good morning lovelies, 

I recently saw 12 Years A Slave and Skip Gates' The Black Atlantic on PBS and all I have to say is that there is nothing you can not do if you put your mind to it.  Nothing.  There are no excuses in this life, only determination and perseverance, and your destiny rests squarely in your own hands.

If our ancestors could be subjected to the horrors of slavery and the civil rights era, laying the groundwork for the freedoms we take for granted today, surely we can honor their struggle by being the best people we can be knowing that we can now not only reach for the stars, but that we can grab them.