Today is the first day of Kwanzaa -- the stopgap that happens after Hanukkah and Christmas, when everyone spent too much, ate too much, stayed out way too long or hung out way too late. For some it's Boxing Day, which is just another boost that keeps the party going. It's the perfect moment to come together, probably because you're still with family, still on vacation, still away or at least in holiday mode.
I have to pause and reflect, to count my blessings, to say grace and to be grateful and to let my soul be glad, to let go of whatever I shouldn't be holding on to, to hold still and let all this music, all these ideas find their way out of me. There is family and there are friends who are family and there are those we love and there are those who love us. Every day there is more love. God bless us, everyone.
Enjoy the classic sounds of Queen Latifah's U.N.I.T.Y. -- and for a classic post on the first day of Kwanzaa, click here.