We had the good fortune of connecting with Devotis Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Devotis, what inspires you?
I’m inspired just by that word inspiration. Im inspired by a good meaningful movie with character, that teach us that we to can do good things. I’m inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It inspires me when people are willing to help one another, with the right motive. I’m inspired when i see People learning and growing to be better, everyday. and not give up. I feel great when I can make a contribution to a cause. I’m really inspired when I’m being challenged have no clue of what I’m doing, willing to learn the steps to do it well and be able to laugh at myself with correction. I’m inspired when I see the impact of the small things that people can do with the little they have to help others. That inspires me to do more to have more to help more, to build a bigger platform and make a greater impact. Yet be grateful for it! Im inspired when I have helped another person. I’m inspired by people that know better and do better. I’m inspired when I know that I can be part of something bigger, one day at a time and make this world a better place one person at a time. I’m inspired by the great people in this world that wants to make a difference, help someone along the way and share.
What should our readers know about your business?
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would show them The Heart of Atlanta. The High Museum,. African American Museum, Take them on the Trolley, Take them to D Cafe for Breakfast and Lunch…( smile ) I would take them to.Colony Square for Drinks to see Atlanta in lights. The Mercedes Stadium, See the Capitol, I would take them to Tyler Perry Studios, which is history. I would ride around to show them the beautiful progress Of Atlanta. We would have to see SCLC W.O.M.E.N Inc., Ebenezer Baptist Church, The M. L.King Center, Paschal, Russell RCIE, Auburn Ave old historic sights.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To God, whom gave me My #1 cheerleader that loved me, encouraged me ever step without motive, which is my deceased mother. My mother who had nothing always wanted a restaurant could see my vision of having much more and she encouraged that vision with Love. Also I thank God for placing me in the right family with My husband, my children ,my siblings and their children that has always been supportive. To my Best Friends that cheer me along the way. Along the way there has been so many organizations and individuals that I’m Thankful and Grateful to for helping me, stay in business day by day. One step at a time. Along the way, each person taught me a lesson good or bad it allowed me to win, learn and never lose . Thanks to God whom gets all the Glory who teaches me to say Thank you for everything small or big thing or act, , taught me to be grateful for it all and the lesson of Love over Hate and grudges. To understand to keep moving never give up. To embrace my flaws and realize and celebrate my accomplishments. To seek improvement daily…. visible or not. I’m excited and Thankful for being able to continue to learn , grow as a person, and a business. I’m enjoying this journey and what lies ahead. THANKFUL, THANKFUL, extremely GRATEFUL.
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