It definitely takes a village to make a successful family, child, community and group of friends.
It’s more than your core circle, your chosen folk or whomever. We all need to be united in the purpose of helping each other and our youth. Things will not improve until we do, period.
Also, know who your own village is. I have saw firsthand this week how everyone living in the village isn’t for you. You have to ensure they have your best interests at heart and are all about supporting and empowering you. Otherwise, they’re occupying space in your life.
In short, weed out the village idiots.
You can start by being the village. It’s not much different from being a good friend. You simply have to be committed to building strong communities and bonds
We have had lots of opportunities for this: graduations, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Father’s Day and many more.
Also, speaking on great fathers, I truly believe that is a key trait in being and choosing a father figure. Ladies keep this in mind if you want to have a good father for your children, one you can brag about.
Once you become the village, the inhabitants will follow and they will literally come bearing love and fruit (fruit meaning different things). It’s that time, more than ever.