“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” -Maya Angelou
Have you ever sat down and tried to write a mission statement for your life? Or have you tried to sum up who you are and what you represent? I have, it is almost impossible and extremely daunting for me. Truthfully, I’m still not happy with what my “about me” blurb says on the blog (look to the right) or my what my Instagram blurb says. I keep trying to think of the perfect thing to say, maybe that’s the problem. In the meantime, I’m going to claim Maya Angelou’s mission statement. Who wouldn’t want to?
Here are other Maya Angelou quotes I love:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
That’s me.” (From the poem, Phenomenal Woman)
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“You forgive yourself for every failure because you tried to do the right thing. God knows that, and you know it.”
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
For more Maya Angelou quotes click (here).
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for wise women and their words that minister to me.
What are you thankful for?