By et al Cheryl & Wade Hudson
Your grandmother's phrases. Your mother and dad's phrases. all of us appear to understand the previous sayings, yet by no means cease to consider the place they arrive from-or who acknowledged them first. an excellent choice of prices from the African diaspora.
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And believes in himself.
He hugged her hard. That’s what she had done—hugged him. —Sharon Bell Mathis The Hundred Penny Box 53 work work: to do; act; physical or mental effort exerted to do or to make something. You can’t accomplish very much without work. If you want to make a difference or achieve a goal, you must do the work that is required. Laziness. Procrastination. Giving up. These keep us from putting forth the effort necessary to get things done. Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth knew that it would take a lot of work to abolish slavery.
And when they were able to pay again, they did. —Margaree King Mitchell Uncle Jed’s Barbershop 40 The monkey knows which tree to climb. —West Indian saying To get a new bracelet is not sufficient reason to throw away the old one. —African axiom No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. And another thing, Edith. Don’t ever say again you don’t have anybody. You have me. ” (Phylicia) —Rosa Guy, The Friends 41 patience the ablity to put up with hardship, pain, trouble or delay calmly and without complaint or anger.