Tag: Maya Angelou

I Never Felt that I was Worth It

I learned that people may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.      Maya Angelou The roses were just starting to bloom. She bent down several times to take in their scent, commenting on each one that was particularly fragrant. Row after…
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The Ache For Home

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou   We finally moved out of my sister-in-law’s place and got an apartment.  Our own space.  But it wasn’t really our own. Our landlord, who lived in the apartment below…
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Your Gift Offers Someone To Tell It To

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.      Maya Angelou He needed someone to tell it to.  We had no idea who we were meeting, what he needed to share.  A mutual friend accompanied him to meet us late that afternoon.  He wasn’t comfortable “going to an…
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Our Untold Stories

 There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou We all know the incredibly heavy weight of bearing an untold secret.  There is nothing so heavy as having something significant to share, to get off our chest, and being unable to share it, often because we think that it will…
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Home Lives In All of Us

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou As we enter this holiday season, we know that for many people there is great anxiety and deeply conflicting feelings.  Our culture sends the message that the holidays are so…
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In Diversity There is Beauty and There is Strength

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.~Maya Angelou This afternoon we had a pretty intense conversation on the topic of diversity.  We have been friends for over four years and have now worked closely together for nearly a year.  And even…
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I Have a Voice

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 There’s a scene in the Academy Award® winning movie The King’s Speech, in which King George VI of England has a confrontation with Lionel Logue, his speech…
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