"One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."
This long thanksgiving weekend was exactly what I needed
A day with my aunt, uncle and cousins, slug time on the couch with drinks, a turkey trot 5k with my brother, watching my sister and her boyfriend prepare an amazing thanksgiving meal, catching up with high school and college friends, and meeting my new baby brother.
I’ve got so much to be grateful for and this long weekend was a great reminder.