Wednesday May 28th 2014 We lost an icon. An inspiration. A Phenomenal woman.
As we remember Dr. Maya Angelou, let Us remember Her inspiring words in times where we are at Our lowest. I pray her words echo in those moments where rage looks to seep in, where despair hovers over Our hearts or where anger looks to block out the warming rays of love. Let us remember Her example and Her inspiring words.
when We do not want to go forward, when fear tempts Us to be still or when darkness threatens to blot out Our light.
When We fall for the umpteenth time let Us remember to stand up and give thanks that We can say "Still I Rise." When we fail let Us remember that there is so much that "we can endure, dream, fail at and survive." When we come upon things in life that We do not like, instead of complaining let Us remember that "if you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Let Us remember that "courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently," and that "making a living is not the same thing as making a life." Let us remember to continue to shine bright, to be a light and "be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud."
I pray that We are able to remember that forgiveness is "one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself" and that "love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
Let us remember that it takes courage to dream and "the desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible." It is most possible when we care about others because "people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Know that "nothing will work unless You do" and that even as we pursue Our dreams that we never lose sight of what success really is: "liking Yourself, liking what You do and liking how You do it." I hope We remember that "surviving is important, thriving is elegant," and that We continually aim to thrive and "have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time."
Thank You Dr. Maya Angelou for Your wonderful contribution and Your amazing inspiration. But it's no surprise, after all You were a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that was You.
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