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My Wish For You Is To Continue……

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My wish for you
Is that you continue

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To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness

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To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart

Continue

In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter

Continue

To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined

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To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you

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To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely

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To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless

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To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise

Continue

To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a
Natural action to be expected

Continue

To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good

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To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit

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To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing

Continue

To float
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name

Continue

And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue
Eternally

By Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Friday-Trust Your Instincts, Don’t Open Yourself To Victimization

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. ~Maya Angelou

I was never so mindful of this quote a few days ago. It’s not the first time this person had shown me who they are, but I’m the person who looks for the good in everyone because we are all wrestling with our own inner wolves, just that some of us are better at suppressing the bad wolf than others. This past week I witnessed what can only describe as borderline bullying and even though I was not on the receiving end, it made me so uneasy, that my initial instinct was to react even if the recipient chose to completely ignore the incident I wanted to speak up in their defence. It took me some time to regain my composure but I decided to comfort the victim instead of confronting the bully. Who I reminded that no one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

 

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No Matter Your Circumstances, Know That You Can Rise Above Them!

 

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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 

Still I Rise By Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014

Phenomenal Friday-People You Least Suspect Will Support You!

 

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“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

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