I was recently introduced to the writings and work of Maya Angelou (1928-2014). She writes of her struggles growing up in a world of prejudice and racism, abuse and neglect and yet her story is equally filled with love, connection and optimism. Reading her books, I am reminded of the courage and resilience that weaves through so many stories of survival and the many amazing qualities that are part of the human condition. People who, in the face of adversity find a strength of character and determination to win through against the odds. Maya Angelou is an example and a reminder to us all that anything is possible and much can be achieved with determination and self believe. She reminds me that there is always hope.
Hope is where we start!
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