01/06/2015

Maya Angelou Monday!

I feel like I haven't written forever! Life's just had one of those crazy spurts of madness.. Last week we flew over to New York for a little break, then when we got home I came down with a really bad case of the flu, which I am pretty much over now and we also picked up the latest addition to our family, I'll introduce you to her soon :) !
So keeping it short and sweet today, I promise to find more time to write over the next couple of weeks, but for now I'm just going to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from one an incredible woman who's writing I like to read from when I need a little uplift in my thoughts or inspiration as a woman - Maya Angelou. 

'I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself.
It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. 
So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' 
If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. 
You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. 
I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves now mind you, When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that's rough. But you can overcome that. 
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.'

-- Maya Angelou


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