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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Still I Rise...


I’m a true believer that no one ever graduates from this thing call life or should be above the help of others. And I use the word “help” in the broadest way…
In life we are gifted many opportunities to better ourselves. Sometimes it is a direct, and obvious occasion. Sometimes it is a feeling, a connection you have with something or someone that screams to your soul, to your whole being. Growth, betterment will happen around that person or in that predicament, so you seek and welcome that contact…

There are people you need to KNOW to understand their message. There are those whose thoughts, words, and writings do not need a loud voice to speak to who you are and who you aspire to be. They lead you without actually physically leading you through an important phase in your life but every step you take you perceptively know who and what is guiding you. He or she could be a friend, a senior, a relative, a stranger…

“I've Learned That People Will Forget What You Said, People Will Forget What You Did, But People Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel”~ Maya Angelou

When Maya Angelou wrote this sentence maybe she was talking about what she took away from her interaction with someone else. Maybe thru her journey, thru her earned wisdom she knew how important internal well being brought in from self, something or someone was equal to none and would last a lifetime…
Regardless of the source of this quote, there haven’t been truer words spoken…
Almost forewarning to every steps, decisions, attitude, choices we make…

I spend the day trying to solve one thing or another, troubleshooting or resolving 1 issue after another… Finally on my way home I look at my phone and I had a message from my cousin telling me she’d been looking for the blog I wrote 28 months ago about Maya Angelou and all the influences (at the time) in my life 2012- Inspiration Motivation Still I Rise . I thought it was weird that she specifically was looking for that one but didn’t think more of it… My sister in Love called me and after chitchatting for a few minutes she was finally said “my condolences Rose”. “What are you talking about” I said “You don’t know? Maya Angelou die this morning and I thought of you because of how much you love her…”

While there are time in my life when I’m not sure if life is passing me by or trying to run me over, what I have come to learn is that time is teaching me all I need to learn by putting the right people on my path…
July 2004 I had the privilege of sharing a moment with Maya Angelou; that interaction was one I will never forget. On that afternoon in July, I met one of the biggest inspirations in my life and to this day I can safely say I’ve never forgotten the way she made me feel. Her legacy will sustain the ambition I still hold in my heart and help me RISE so for that I’m forever thankful and in her debt.

Rest in Peace Dr. Maya Angelou

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