I know Black History Month is over, but I am playing catch up. And to be honest, I believe history (no matter the type) should be shared and celebrated every chance you get. So here it goes…
The legendary Rosa Parks’ quote found over the water fountain in the +Reginald F. Lewis Museum caused me to ask myself several questions: Did Rosa Parks know that the day her feet got tired was the day she would become a legend? Do we, today, recognize the moments of grief we are going through as the building blocks for something that could be equally legendary? What would happen if we all equated our “dead ends”, our “hard knocks”, our “suffering”, our “pain” as an opportunity for something legendary to brew?
I often times get caught up in the signs life presents (which usually come in the form of a newsfeed on some social media) about what amazing things people are doing… Only to dwell on all the things I’m not doing. I catch myself wondering why their “water taste different”, only to later realize we all have the same water (not the same obstacles) that makes us all equally capable of creating a legacy in world around us if we choose to do so.
Today, Rosa Parks’ quote would be seen as a silly — We all drink the same water, right? Yet, the mindset is the true obstacle that we struggle with everyday. To make it plain, what if you found out the celebrity you think has perfect skin deals with the same acne problem as you. My point: Everyone has their own personal legacy that is being developed. Don’t get caught in things that may seem unfair, because those may be the very things that will help you discover your legendary moment.
I may be just talking to myself, but I figured it was worth sharing. 🙂