Thank You, Dr. Angelou

65770636f2645c08d887f79999173d9dSome people are just extraordinarily gifted. They have a way with words. Their thoughts are clear and their intentions pure. These days it’s hard to find a public figure to be a role model. I always looked up to Maya Angelou. I loved her voice especially knowing that she had given it up as a child. She chose the written word instead. What passion and dedication! What a full life. What a power of example. I have seen many interviews and read many articles about her but my favorite is her Master Class on OWN. She stares into the camera and tells her story with love and honor. Because she’s The Phenomenal Woman.

My favorites:

“When people show you who they are, believe them.”

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” 

From the Oprah interview on Super Soul Sunday: 

OW: I’ve tried to let people know, as you have taught me over the years, that when you forgive somebody, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to invite them to your table. 

MA: Indeed not. No, no, no. I don’t even want you around me. It just means I’m finished with you. 

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