Thursday, April 6, 2006

Life lesson from Maya

Todays blog post is going to be a few quotes from my all time favorite Poet ever ~Maya Angelou~. I have been a HUGE fan since I was younger (we are talking 4th grade and me discovering this wonderfully talented woman! In my Highschool Drama class we were suppose to do solo sessions on the stage in front of the class, When It was my turn I taught the class a little something about a Woman ;) ...

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.
I say,It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.

I walk into a room Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees.
I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,That's me.

Men themselves have wondered What they see in me.
They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery.
When I try to show them They say they still can't see.
I say,It's in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.
I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.

Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing It ought to make you proud.
I say,It's in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,The need of my care,

'Cause I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.
~Maya Angelou~

Now this is what Maya and her amazing words do to me, when you hear or read something so amazing, so intense, You get a feeling for it, Maya has always had an affect on me, what might that be? Well I can relate to it, so much so that everything she says (that I read or hear) gives me these chills, hair standing up on the back of my neck, tears in my eyes, I feel it, I get it! It's me! She speaks from the heart, she speaks what most feel. She is amazing! She is phenomenal.

(My mother sent these to me last year, knowing how much I love Maya, Thanks MOM)

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an Open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.. 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."

These are words to live by ladies! Okay I have lots of work to do today so I have to go, I leave you with a few more Amzing Maya quotes, think of them as food for thought, if you have a favorite Maya quote please leave me a comment with it, I would love to read it :)

Have a great day :)

Nikki

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.”

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

“this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

"All great achievements require time.”

“Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.”

"love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it”

"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.... Maya Angelou"

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