“No I’m Not Going To Let It Go!”
I had the honor of meeting the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Mrs Leah Chase about a month ago. My family and I took a wonderful trip to New Orleans for the Christmas Holidays and we dined at her famous restaurant, Dooky Chase’s! Aside from the food being all the way AMAZING, Mrs Leah Chase was a joy to meet and talk with. There is something very captivating about her and I’ve read a lot about her life since meeting her. At 93+ years old, she’s an award winning Chef, a wife, a mother, a community activist, a leader and a beautiful soul. I recently read a biography of her life, “Leah Chase: Listen, I Say Like This” by Carol Allen and I admire her even more since reading this story about her life!
This quote from Mrs Leah really resonated with me, “
I’m a stickler for people doing what they’re supposed to do in life. When you see people who will do nothing……. You will do nothing at all to better this world that you live in? I can’t figure that one out……If you think you’re doing something right , then pass it on. I truly believe whatever you do, you got to bring somebody with you. You can’t go up that ladder by yourself. No indeed. What makes me angry is when I see people not doing what what they’re really supposed to do. And they say ‘Oh, let it go’, and I say ‘No, I’m not going to let it go. ‘ That’s the trouble with people today. Everybody’s letting it go. Don’t tell me let it go, when I know you’re wrong. I’m not going to do that” -Leah Chase
Preach Mrs Leah, I couldn’t agree more!
Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader (NELA) Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter. She is a Law of Attraction Practitioner and an advocate for the power of positive thinking! Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.