Blogging Challenge Part 1 – Day 2
Praises and thanks be to TMH
Kwanzaa began yesterday for most families in the US of A, on December 26th. This is my first year officially celebrating Kwanzaa. As a matter of fact, I thought Kwanza was spelled with one a instead of two. My family is creating our own processes, reasonings, and times of celebration and why not!?
Thinking back about my first introduction(s) to Kwanzaa, I remember the Proud Family had an episode all about Kwanzaa which I thought was cool as a kid. Interestingly enough the Proud Family also had a movie that dealt with the Peanut Head Clone creating Scientist, a story that (to me) was familiar to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s teachings about Yakuub. I’m sure another one of the so-called Blaxploitation films or 60s-90s TV shows mentions Kwanza to viewers as well.
I grew up as a Christian and which taught me quite a few things about Christmas; many of them not accurate at all and some outright lies, but the most important parts is what I am reminded to remember. The most important things that I learned from my own mama and dad about the holidays was to spend time with family, to be with family and to love family, whether you like them or not family is important.
As an adult, I’ve had the opportunity to learn so much and through my growth and development. I have admittedly lost sight of myself at various stages. As a matter of self-reflection: maybe on each step that I feel that I have accomplished and surpassed, I have lost sight, and begin to fall under this egotistical illusion or this false superiority complex.
Fortunately I have people who love me and have been there for me, to keep me within Ma’at. There is much to remember about living righteously, on each and everyday I am committed to growth and becoming more of the light that shines while accepting the darkness as well, balance.
Hotep Ankh Udja Seneb – Selah
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