In one of my favorite books, What Keeps Me Standing, the author Dennis Kimbro contacted more than one thousand grandmothers–women from a wide range of backgrounds and locations and asked them if they had to write a one page letter to their children or the next generation, what would they say and what would they include about their life. "Their answers, show that success in life cannot be measured in terms of wealth and material goods alone. The lives they describe and the advice they proffer capture both a richness in spirit and a strong belief in the power of every individual to take charge of his or her own destiny. In the face of racism, both blatant and subtle, financial struggles, and personal setbacks, black grandmothers have helped their communities in thousands of tangible and intangible ways, providing support, inspiration, and love not only to their own children and grandchildren but also to neighbors, friends, and extended families."
What keeps you standing?
Joshua Byrd - Byrdspiration