There are some words that speak to the soul, that have feeling beyond meaning. Yesterday while researching community wellness for a project I am working on, I came across this great story. I thought I would share it with you because it exemplifies the love and trust that is our Gumsaba community! Here’s to starting the week of with an open mind and a giving heart. GO GÜMSABA!
Excerpt from “Spirit in Action“…
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”.
A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Tuesday 4/22/14:
5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Michelle – TRX Circuit
5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Allen
6AM Sunup Walnut Creek Co-Ed class – Coach Matt – Body Blender
9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Michelle – TRX Circuit