In light of all of the news stories that have been circulating – and how difficult it must be for many of our own wounded members who have been affected by the criminal travesties of sexual assault to read through the articles, relive some of their own experiences and often, see very hurtful comments (even if unintentional): I thought it might be appropriate to glean from the wisdom of one of our national treasures, Maya Angelou. One who knew the pain of abuse all too well and has honored us all with her grace, strength and beauty.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”
“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.”
“I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”