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This week has been rough. Maybe I’m over being sick, or it could just be all these rainy days. I thought April showers were supposed to bring May flowers, but I feel like I’m back in London with this weeks of rain. Those of you that personally know me know that I am usually an optimist, sometimes to a fault. I believe in the power of positivity, and I am built on a firm foundation of faith. Well, I guess I needed a gentle reminder about keeping negative thoughts away. One of my beautiful Sorors posted the video below on Facebook early this morning, and I had to share.
Whatever you are believing in, dreaming about, or striving for, don’t give up now. You have pressed through too many challenges and shut down too many naysayers to stop now. Many times, our hardest test is right at the end of the journey. We are in the midst of graduation season, and you know right before you can get that degree, you have to pass that final exam. So don’t give up now. Get ready to celebrate your graduation!
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”
― Maya Angelou,
I loved hearing Maya Angelou reading this book. Her voice is so calming; yet, one full of wisdom and experience. There were times that I shed a tear as Ms. Angelou read a letter to all of her daughters, as this letter was also written to me. Many times, I thought it was explicitly written just for me due to shared experiences and understanding. I recommend this book for young women graduating high school, mothers, middle-aged women, and our elders. I believe that whether you are young or old, you can glean some beautiful life advice. I will be buying this book to add to my literary greats.
Some Monday Motivation from Global Expert Space. It’s never too late to start, but it’s always too early to give up.