Goddess morning Royals 👑. First give praise and worship to the all High.
My people will make something from nothing or a very little. People who have struggled can make $25 a week’s worth of meals, with each meal tasting better than the last.
Poorly as this may sound, they know their work and limits. The one thing; if drugs or alcohol not playing a role, you don’t have to worry about is them getting a hand up and they not increasing it.
I remember the first time I noticed the struggle in my family with my parents, I was lost. I didn’t know what to think nor do but it didn’t feel bad! Imagine that a child who see a struggle but doesn’t feel it! I just knew we were in trouble by ways of the history books, but those thoughts and books were wrong. My mother and father strapped up their boots and made a way; it wasn’t the best way but it wasn’t the worst either, because they did it together.
Respectfully, I can admire the black sitcoms from the late seventies and eighties. Not only did they show the struggle but they showed the results as well. “Good Times” they had it hard but they never became homeless nor did they go hungry. Eventually they all made it out by all means necessary. “The Jefferson’s” they came from the Harlem and rocked 5th Avenue like it was normal. He didn’t stop at one store and he never looked back nor forgot who his friends were or where he came from. He didn’t let diversity keep sheltered or impotent. He showed everyone, who was anyone, I’m here and I’m staying here. Also he never apologized for making it. “Diff’rent Strokes” two poor children from Harlem now in a penthouse on Park Avenue didn’t let someone else’s money change who they were. They kept their roots connected to Harlem as well as their friends. Being in a diverse household didn’t weigh heavy on their identity. They accept and respect what they had but understood that at any moment it could change so they stayed grounded.
These may not be timeless moments to you but to me, a woman of color, they are classic timeless moments. For most, those times taught them that no matter your circumstances or situation, it’s not the end of your story. Stay true to yourself, work hard for what you want and make it happen despite the odds.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove