If you want to be inspired and are having a hard day, google image Maya Angelou quotes. She is too big a person and has too much to say for me to do justice to her as a blog post. However, if you are feeling mute, or you have made mistakes that you regret, or you feel alone and that no one would understand or has had to pull themselves up from that place; read her book " I know why the Caged Bird Sings". It is being used by educators and psychologists as an example of resilience in childhood and the impact of abuse on development and identity formation.
But if she can rise up out of what she has experienced then it is evidence that we all can too.
Wednesday would have been her 90th birthday. (As well as Martin Luther King Jr's so I will blog about him next week.) Check out this Google play of her poem and you will get a sense of her.
And, hopefully, be inspired!