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Friday, August 17, 2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin

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This week we lost a supernovae with passing of Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin "Queen of Soul" is definitely an undisputed American Icon. We were so blessed to have had her light shining on us for so long. The legacy of her music will definitely live on.

Flash Back Friday (Aretha Franklin on "What's My Line?" 1974)

via Game Shows 'n Stuff

When asked, What do you think talent is? Aretha answered 

"You've Got Something Going On!"



Reflections 💭

Sometimes people become mentors from a far. It's in the way they move, the content of their character, their standards, and just their overall vibe. The very essence of God's light shining through earthly vessels. We respect these earth angels because they awaken the possibility of humanity when yielded to a higher power. Human beings in all of our complexities can be so much more if we only take the time to allow the human in me to see and feel the human in you and do what God has called us to do. Be salt and light!

Aretha Franklin (Humanitarian)

"Aretha Franklin was an ardent supporter of civil and women’s rights throughout her life. She influenced countless other artists who carry her soulful passion into their music, inspiring millions of people worldwide. Franklin also championed causes like health care access, environmental protection, and disability rights." via Global Citizen.org

Legacy

"Often when you think about legacy, it’s something that is left behind after a person has passed. Legacy is more about sharing what you have learned, not just what you have earned, and bequeathing values over valuables, as material wealth is only a small fraction of your legacy. A more holistic definition of legacy is when you are genuinely grounded in offering yourself and making a meaningful, lasting and energizing contribution to humanity by serving a cause greater than your own. The requirements of a legacy are that you embrace your uniqueness, passionately immersing your whole self into life so that your gift will be to all and that you take responsibility to ensure that it will have a life beyond that of you, its creator, outliving and outlasting your time on earth." Excerpt Meridian Life Design Inc. Life Coaching & Legacy Coaching Services

Aretha lived as a shining example to all of us, and then she went one step further and give us the soundtrack of our lives. Her songs empowered, encouraged, emboldened us. May remember to Think, Live Naturally, and most of RESPECT ourselves and one another.

Long live the Queen 

Source Wikipedia