Tag Archive | Maya Angelou quote

You Never Know Who You’ll Touch Just By Being You


Recently, the world lost a feisty Mom (Rest In Peace Deanna).  While Deanna and I never met, her daughter and I have been blogging friends for years.  So when Rhonda announced her Mom’s passing, I received the privilege and honor of learning that “your blog was appreciated by her more than you’ll ever know.”

I can’t even begin to tell you how full that sweet comment made my heart.  I am humbled.  I am honored.  I am grateful.  I am even surprised for sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading – and then I feel badly that I don’t write as much as I once did.

Our time here on Earth is limited dear friends.  Even if we don’t understand how, we are all connected.  Love knows no bounds and can travel at light speed to heal and to share in the happy and sad times.  Our only legacy is the love and connections that we make while here.  We are remembered through the shared experiences we have with everyone.

“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.”

~ Maya Angelou

It’s a new year with many resolutions on the horizon.  Might I suggest one to you that is free, but its reward is endless?

Please shine your heartlights!

Please connect positively when you can.

Be the person who lights up the room with kindness and love.

Have patience and compassion.

Kindness and caring are more valuable than gold.

Smile and make the extra efforts in all that you do today.

You never know who you’ll touch…by just being you!

Shine On!

Be Present in the Present


“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. 

If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. 

However the wisest thing you can do

is be present in the present.  Gratefully.”

~ Maya Angelou


I thought this was a great quote to start the week off and I hope it inspires you to live with presence.

Shine On!


How to Shine Like Maya


 “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.  Don’t make money your goal.  Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”  —Maya Angelou

Rest in Peace Maya.  You inspired countless souls with your amazing quotes.  This one especially caught my eye when I was looking for a quote for today’s post.  You embodied this quote and for that, we are ever grateful that you showed us the way it can be done!  Role-model, spiritual soul and advocate for loving everyone.  A life well-lived, thanks for being you!

Here’s to shining your special light for us!

Shine On!


Are You a Hero?

heroI think a hero is any person really intent on making this

a better place for all people. ~ Maya Angelou

We have been talking about our power, that which is our innate loving connection with others.  Embracing our power allows us to open up to be the hero/heroine who we are meant to be in our hearts.  To connect, as pearls in a necklace, forming an unbroken chain strong enough to embrace the whole world.

Won’t you join me my friends?

Shine On!


What is Success?


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

Can you say that according to the definition above that you know success?  Or are you missing a part of the picture?  If you know success, I applaud you!  I want to hear more about you and your journey so that I can learn from your experiences.  Likewise, if you are missing any part of the definition above, I long to hear from you as well.  What are you missing?  Did you lose it?  You know you are the creator of yourself!  Just decide that you are successful and let’s start taking baby steps!

Share with me!

Shine On!