Free to Be…Phenomenal

Dear Readers,

In a few hours we will have a front row seat at Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service.    The livestream begins at 10:00 am.  You may watch it on OWN or via livestream at: http://new.livestream.com/wfu/angelou.

Since our dear Maya’s transition, I have been heartened to read the tributes that have poured in from around the world.  I simply love knowing that someone who looks like me has made such an enormous impact and has touched so many lives.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, Maya’s writings helped shape my life.  I am honored to add my voice, to countless others, she has touched with her writing and poise; her hope and determination.  What awesome gifts to leave the world.

During times like this, I always ask myself, what will they say of me when the time comes?  I am quickly reminded that each day provides me with a new opportunity to decide how I want to show up in the world and to make tangible contributions.  It is up to me to shape this narrative through my thoughts and actions.

As we say farewell to our dear Maya, and marvel at her stellar accomplishments, I would like to encourage each of us to marvel at all that we have achieved.  Lets also give ourselves a little more credit too!  While many of us could relate to Maya’s ‘caged bird” at one point or another in our lives, that time has come and gone.  We are now free to be ….phenomenal.

Have a great weekend.
Monique

2 thoughts on “Free to Be…Phenomenal

  1. Great post that we should celebrate our achievements and see each day as another chance to write our story. Yes and some times we need a reminder that we too are phenomenonal!

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