Sunday, 22 June 2008

words of inspiration by Maya Angelou


my very very the bosom-buddy ida mariana sent me this. i wanna post it on my blog so i never forget. these are the words of Maya Angelou - poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, rennaissance woman, and one of the most inspiring human being's on God's planet.

By the time she was in her early twenties, Maya Angelou had been a Creole cook, a streetcar conductor, a cocktail waitress, a dancer, a madam, and an unwed mother. The following decades saw her emerge as a successful singer, actress, and playwright, an editor for an English-language magazine in Egypt, a lecturer and civil rights activist, and a popular author of five collections of poetry and five autobiographies. In 1993 Angelou gave a moving reading of her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration, an occasion that gave her wide recognition.

i don't have many women in my life that matter to me, i don't really care to, to be honest, much less unnecessary trouble that way - always - trust me who's been there done that tried almost everything. but i thank my lucky stars for the few women that matter to me - my mom, my daughter mila, my sister carol, and mah sistas noren, ida, mal, cat and sylvia. i am one lucky gal to have you gals in my life.

thanks for sharing, ida, here's one for all the women out there...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...



A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .

a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a feeling of control over her destiny.


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to fall in love without losing herself.


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without; ruining the friendship...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

1 comment:

IdseyBidsey said...

Ah Maya Angelou, an inspiration to every woman, every person, every nation...