February is black history month! It's a month where people of African American descent can celebrate their heritage and the great accomplishments of their race. From the Emancipation Proclamation to the Civil Rights movement of 1964, there is so much to learn.

Whether you're of African American descent or not, let this month be a reminder to discover your past and the accomplishments of your ancestors. Your ancestor's past is as integral to your life story as everything you have done as well.

Talk to older family members or do some research. Figure out your history! It's a part of you, just as much as your children and grandchildren's stories will be a part of you. Did your ancestors participate in the Civil Rights movement? Did they fight in the Civil War? Go back further! Did they come through Ellis Island? On the Mayflower? The possibilities are endless.

Celebrate your heritage. Write your life story. Someday, your life story will be part of your descendant's history. They'll be fascinated to know the things your generation accomplished, just like we're fascinated to learn about our ancestors. It's a beautiful, endless, cycle.