Monday, February 8, 2010

What Maya Is Teaching Me

For maybe only 5 minutes each night, I take in Maya Angelou's words and wisdom as I read her essays that touch the heart and soul and challenge your thinking.

Maya reminds me that...
  • The world needs me, and I need the world.
  • There are subtle ways to communicate and connect.
  • We should always question, reassess and maybe question again. Engage in continuous, dynamic conversation with yourself and all around you.
  • You can make your own rainbows.
  • I am worthy to be heard.
  • Walk hand in hand with peace through your day.
I didn't have any particular passages from Maya in mind when I wrote this list. These are just some thoughts that have been dancing around in my head since I started reading Maya's wonderful essays.

I highly recommend adding a "touch of Maya" to your day. She knows how to reach "you."

25 comments:

Vicky said...

Maya is a wellstone of wisdom. I haven't read her for the longest time... thanks for the reminder :) We could all do with a bit of Maya in our days.

Gloria said...

Love Maya and am currently listening to her audio book, Letter to my Daughter . . . FABULOUS!!!!

Will be back blogging at the end of the month but it's good to read you once again!

See you soon!

Diane said...

Great thoughts to keep remembering!

Hope you'll join me for how "Cupid Shot Me" day at my bog www.dianeestrella.com :O)

Janie B said...

I just love the look of your blog! Maya is so inspirational. Love her!

Joanne said...

She's an amazing woman. I saw her speak on a local college campus, and the audience was so quiet listening to her words, you could hear a pin drop. I think we all left there a little changed for the better.

T Rex Mom said...

Your words and wisdom make the world a better place - glad Maya has reminded you that you make a the world a better place but I just wanted to add my input as well.

I hope things are settling down after a busy week.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

All your words of wise
Are a welcome surprise.
Long live mother
Sister or Brother.

You are in mI thoughts and RRRRR not forgot. I've left a new comen t on my site. Thank you so very much, keep in touch. Wake care. Sigh.

Naqvee said...

Great... I will search for her on internet.. thanks for giving this thought yes...its really nice...esp. im worthy of being hear d+ I always try to make my own rainbows... but before that a rain comes and washes away my worries... sun gives me thumbs up !
thanks my dear ..
♥ Naqvee

Mon said...

LOVELY list, a couple there so important for women especially.

Wendy said...

going to have to look into that.

Susan Fobes said...

I love Maya's poetry. I don't think I'm alone when I say she really speaks to me as a woman!

Hey, you changed things around again, but I think I like this one more than the last. Btw Kelly, come on by my site for something...

Flory said...

I've only read her a couple of times, but I remember feeling a need to live life to the fullest. I think I could fit in 5 minutes a day for Maya.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love the one that says you can make your own rainbows. So true.

Jenners said...

I should definitely try to walk hand in hand with peace!

Hyacynth said...

She is so wise. I loved reading her in college, and you've just reminded me that one of her books needs to find a place in my reading soon.

Judith Ellis said...

Beautiful! Thanks, Kelly. I posted earlier today on a business blog what she said about being a Christian. When asked if she was one she replied, "So soon?" Hopefully, we are all forever becoming... I hope all is well with you and the family, my dear friend.

The Write Girl said...

I love these thoughts Septembermom. These are quite inspirational. I've never read Maya Angelou's essays, but they must be amazing. Thanks for sharing this wisdom and love with us.

Teri said...

Oh, I love Maya! I listen to her on Oprah XM often. So uplifting.

SwedishJenn said...

I've heard many wonderful snippets from her. Time go and dig some more up. Thanks!

Debbie said...

That is a great idea. Spending time with any great writing is always time well-spent.

Jillien said...

Awesome! I love her writing. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I never even knew she had something like that available.

JM

christy rose said...

"you make your own rainbows" now that is an excellent picture. You can't stop the rain but you can add sunshine or sonshine to it and create the beauty of a rainbow! Love it!

Gerri said...

I really like the thought of adding a little touch of Maya to my day!

Corrie Howe said...

I love your new look. Maya is required reading in high school here.

sol said...

okay, I feel clueless...who is maya and where can I find her?