Get up, dust off and keep walking

The most important thing is to keep trying (Image courtesy of
The most important thing is to keep trying (Image courtesy of

Life is full of challenges and sometimes even the strongest of us are pushed to the wall making us want to give up. I however stumbled upon this video recently and was reminded of the strength that there is in being African.

We all experience different challenges as Africans, yet we all keep pushing and hoping for a better tomorrow. Coca- Cola through its “A Billion Reasons to Believe Campaign” seeks to give hope to Africans, reminding us that our struggles have been key in defining us yet still being a part of the journey that we take pride in. Hence, through this Campaign, the company facilitates telling of the African story by Africans. We are reminded that we are strong as Africans because in spite of the challenges, we are still eager to keep discovering, which has played a major role in our being happy as a people.

As Kristin Armstong would put it, I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.
That said, keep trying.
Forget the past, get up, dust off and keep walking to discover the good that lies ahead.


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