KUJICHAGULIA (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Every morning before Jaiya heads into school, I charge her to “be the best you“. It’s our parting thing that even the teachers rushing her out the car look for me to say!:)
Today I reminded Jai the challenge to be the best you is really the Nguzo Saba Principle of Kujichagulia (self-determination) and though it’s spoken easy enough, embracing all aspects of your AUTHENTIC SELF in a culture often encouraging the opposite, is a TRUE character builder!
Define ourselves. Name ourselves. Create for ourselves. Speak for ourselves. All really an inner-prompt to live authentically.
Write your own rules. Be the best YOU!:)
Habari gani?! KUJICHAGULIA!
Image – left to right: Brianna, Jaiya, Trinity and Sydney dressed as their favorite book characters. As usual, Jai chose her Disney look-a-like Doc McStuffins!:)