Maya Angelou lived a full life teaching, writing and sharing beautiful lessons. She was always filled with warm thoughts, kindness and love. There is a great lesson which has helped many to grow stronger.
One of the best quotes from Maya is ¨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¨. This is so valuable in understanding human dynamics.
Many of us struggle with issues and doubts. When you meet a person and are loving you are opening up the door to joy. You may also find that if someone is upset your warm words give them hope.
We all have a choice in how we speak to those in our lives. You may decide to be positive, negative, angry or warm. When you decide to provide hope it is one of the greatest gifts we can give.
This does not mean you have to pretend you are not upset. It may be vital to find a therapist or someone to help you handle the authentic feelings you are facing. One major lesson is to not make your friends or family your counselor. This takes a long time to understand and to realize that some work is best left for professionals. They often are able to help you find clarity when there is confusion.