Mama's best advice:Healing Words of Wisdom

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Kizzmekia Corbett, Scientist

March 16, 2022


Today, listening to CBS Morning News, I heard someone I am very fond of, the young scientist who had been working on a malaria vaccine that came to be useful in the breakthrough development of Modern’s COVID 19 vaccine, Ms. Kizzie, I refer to her as. The reason why I like referring to her this way in my own personal discussions with friends about her which started long before today is that I had a relative named Kizzie and Kizzie reminds me of Roots and the long, dramatic history of those who have come to be known as African Americans. Kizzmekia represents the best of that. Little did I know that she does what I do. I’ve also made it a staple in what I suggest to my clients to do: affirmations. There’s nothing like them. For those who like to quote the Bible, it tells us that the words that come out of our mouths define us: Proverbs 18:21 life and death are in the power of the tongue.


I promise to love myself, through disappointment, through trial, through error, through rejection even if others seem to give up on me, I will continue to love myself.


Sometimes you can go to a dark place, a lonely place that takes you to the brink, the edge of the cliff. It is a lonely place and it can seem that even in a city of 9 million, no one knows you are there, in fact, if they did know, they wouldn’t care. And in these times, you can lose your way and think there is no reason, no purpose that you can look to that would make it all worthwhile.

In this hour, it is important to look within, only within, and then look up to that which is greater than yourself. When I look at the sky, the moon the evening stars, I see that which is greater than myself. It is at that moment that I never feel alone, all of a sudden when I see the millions of stars and the huge sky above me I realize how great it is and how small I am, for I am only a speckle. I am human. I can fail but just like the millions of stars, there could be maybe a million other opportunities out there to win. The loneliness begins to fade as I see the thousands, really millions of stars that light the sky. Oh, and then when there are no stars, there is still the moon–even if only a sliver, it is bright and gives off light that I can see and know that it is never totally dark. There is always just a little light shining through, sometimes lesser sometimes greater but always there.

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