Child, everybody knows you popped out about as independent as a kid gets
but there’ll be times on your journey you’ll need a peptalk, as we all do.
And who better to pep you up than Maya Angelou, whom I fell in love with
forever about as deeply as I fell in love with and will stay in love with you.
Dr. Angelou advises…
“The most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
“To those who are given much, much is expected.”
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
“If you are not good to yourself, how can you expect anyone else to be good to you?” *
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
“Live as though life was created for you.”
“Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.” **
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”
Dr. Angelou also advises the following, but please don’t read until you’re 12, due to mild language.
In fact, don’t read any of this blog until you’re 12, okay. Thanks!!
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ”
Those old enough to read this blog, I hope Dr. Angelou’s wisdom enriches your journey today.
I know she has mine!!
With love from Jannie-Mom.
(2 iPhone pix from about a year ago)
* and ** were actually written in first person, but I changed them to “you,” because I’m quite the rebel, as you know.