When I started to prepare for graduation I thought about the

ABC's of Life! I thought about lessons and reminders that kept me sane and rooted, I started to write the ABC's of Life Summer 2017 and with the help of my Mr. Knox, we finished the ABC's of Life February 2018.

A seat at the table is not good enough; one must be willing to use their skills, talents and influence in order to make change at the table.

Be present. Be willing. Be humble. Be open to feedback

Connect and Collaborate with your community to conquer

Diversity is important but do not forget his twin sister INCLUSION

Even Jesus took time to rest, what makes you think you shouldn’t -Matthew 14:23-23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone

Forgive just as you have been forgiven -Ephesians 4:32 -Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you

God grant me the serenity

Have faith; don’t give up

Inspire others along the way

Junk- throw out all things that are not aligned with your purpose and decluttering is a great practice

Know your work and add tax

Leave places better than you have found them -Lead from wherever you are-Live a life that matters-Love something greater than yourself -Paul Quinn College

Make it happen

No excuses

Opportunities wait for no one

Prayer +Perseveration+ Passion position you for your purpose

Question things you do not understand

Research and Read for yourself

Sit down and humble- Kendrick Lamar

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding- Proverbs 3:5

Understanding- have an understanding and respect others point of view

Victories do not come by accident

Wisdom is gained by silence and listening

XRAY-use your vision to see the hearts of others

Yield to God’s voice

Zebra’s are black and white, life is full of greys, embrace the greys