Last week was #RocktheCity Week at my church, City of Truth, which means we served and patronized Kansas City. We started out with fish meals at Mad Jack's on Monday, smoothies from Ruby Jean's Juicery on Wednesday and ended with grocery shopping at Leon's Thriftway on Friday. Each business is local and black-owned. The mission of #RocktheCity Week was simply to serve.
My Fav Part
My favorite part of Rock the City Week outside of serving was bonding with my church family outside of the church building. It's always fun to see people outside of their element. I've been a member of City of Truth Church for over a year now and the more I go the more I fall in love with the mission of the church and the people that I get a chance to serve with. My question to you is, "What are you contributing to that is bigger than YOU?"
Ruby Jean's Juicery
I've been to Ruby Jean's Juicery a few times in the year that they've been open and it's still just as beautiful and inviting as it was opening day last year. I'm excited to see that Chris Goode's dream is still alive and well. Quite honestly, it looks and feels like Ruby Jean's Juicery is thriving. His hard work and persistence is evidently paying off. My next question is, "Where are you sowing your energy?" We're all working for something or someone.
"Are YOU grinding towards your destiny?"
Each and everyday I work as a social media manager, rather that's for my full-time client, this blog or my church and I wouldn't have it any other way. Sure it gets hard finding "me time," but I want to leave a legacy of service and a little sass. Today I wanted to simply encourage you to serve + to get involved with something greater than YOU. You would be surprised at the opportunities and advancements that come your way from helping others.
I may never be a millionaire or win any awards, but I know in my heart that I'm giving everything that I put my name to my best work at least 90% of the time. Ya girl is still human. #RocktheCity Week as a whole reinforced the importance of service and community for me. Stepping foot in Ruby Jean's Juicery inspired me to keep chasing my dreams and crushing everything that comes my way.
The future is bright and it's your for the taking. Stop selling yourself short and go for it, girlfriend.