20. Notable Quotable – Share a quote that inspires you!
The quotes that most inspire me come from women–no big surprise there. They come from women of color, though I am not one. But that should be no surprise either since inspiration comes from those who have overcome the biggest challenges. And I come from a background of privilege. I don’t mean wealth when I saw privilege. I just mean I come from a background where I didn’t have to live with fear–fear of not having enough to eat, of not knowing whether someone might turn on me because I was different, of not being certain I would be able to do the normal things children should be able to do without interference or fear, like walking to and from school each day.
The quotes I chose for today’s prompt are from Maya Angelou. It seems as though every time she spoke–or wrote–pearls of wisdom scattered around, just waiting for me to pick them up.
Here are three inspirational quotes that keep me acting, writing, and growing.
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.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Thank you, Maya.