There are some people who just say things in a way that reaches me. Dr. Maya Angelou was one of those people. Over the years, I have loved her books, poems, and speeches. But above all, I absolutely loved her quotes. The quote on this picture is a new one for me and inspired me to write.
Just simple statements she would make in a magazine or TV interview, I would find myself writing down … taking notes! Life lessons like, “Courage is everything” and “when in crisis, say ‘thank you,’” have been on my refrigerator on a magnet that I painted, since the early 90′s.
She taught to say “thank you” to God for everything … every morning, every moment, every event. She said, and I quote, “Say thank you for the bad day, the break up, the missed opportunity … whatever it is, say thank you … because you know God already has a rainbow waiting in the clouds for YOU … something better is coming.”
She spoke with strength, “There’s a place inside of us, inside of all of us … a sacred space … that no one can touch. Don’t allow anyone to violate that space.”
She spoke with softness, “They can’t hold a candle to the light God already has shining on your face.”
But mainly she spoke with a unique wisdom that always left me wanting to hear more.
“Love liberates. Love doesn’t bind or cling to. That’s ego. Love lets go.”