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Unity. Encarta dictionary defines unity as singleness or constancy among individuals or groups.
If you are looking for work you may feel more alone than unified! But, it is very important to go out of your way to connect with others during difficult times.
Chances are you have friends and/or family that care about you and even worry about you. Take the time and effort (it definitely takes effort) to reach out to and connect with them!
Sometimes, the holidays make it easier to do this. Discuss your plans, ask for input, update your loved ones with your successes and, somewhat less so, your frustrations. Ensure that you are not closing yourself off from those around you and that your goal is in line with your loved one's goals. The easiest way to do that is communication!
― Gwendolyn Brooks
Sit down with your significant other, parent, mentor - whomever you turn to for support and grounding. Map out a plan and include time frames. Ask for input, but come to the table with suggestions. Be honest and open about what you see as obstacles, but overall try to be positive.
Overall, your goal should be that everyone is on the same page and moving in the same direction and hoping for the same end. This is not going to happen magically - it takes some thought, discussion and effort to get back to work.
You will need to be unified in your approach to be successful!
You will need to be connected to be unified!
You will need to communicate to stay connected!
How will you employ unity in your life today? Comment below and let me know!
Kwanzaa is a week long African American celebration observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.
DATE Principle in English THEN Principle in Swahili
December 26 Unity Umoja
December 27 Self-Determination Kujichagulia
December 28 Collective Work & Responsibility Ujima
December 29 Cooperative Economics Ujamaa
December 30 Purpose Nia
December 31 Creativity Kuumba
January 1 Faith Imani
For further information, you can find more facts at the Apples for the Teacher website.
Kwanzaa activities and games
This series will be followed by the 12 days of Christmas series beginning Christmas Day!
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