A Spark for Change: My Oh Maya

sparkforchange rotator5Today focuses around one of my favorite authors: Maya Angelou. I often dream of being in a room with her for an entire day while she showers me with advice and stories about absolutely anything and everything. I find her to be mesmerizing and profound. Let's take a little gander at some of my favorite lessons from. Dr. Maya Angelou.

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

This is the easiest way for people to change their lives, but it is the hardest for most to do. Instead of plopping down and whining about a situation, we need to fix it or make the best of it. We only waste time and our happiness by complaining. A little attitude adjustment often goes a long way. Find the good!

"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 can be both a blessing and a curse depending on our impact. Because of the undeniable truth of this quote, make sure that you are always conscious of how you are treating people. Leave a positive impression on those you come in contact with. Make others feel loved, important, encouraged, and believed in. They will never forget that.

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

We females have a tendency of giving a million chances or believing that we can change others. We then feel hurt or distraught when someone does something we don't agree with; however, people usually show us who they are right away. If they show you that they have a propensity to lie, believe that they will do that to you. Don't be shocked and dismayed when it happens to you. When you meet someone for the first time and they are sharing others' secrets, don't be shocked when you find out they are sharing yours. It's good to give the benefit of the doubt, but don't be fooled. Don't wait until the 29th time; believe people the first time!

Dr. Maya Angelou is the type of woman we all could learn countless lessons from. Her words inspire me daily. I hope you found some inspiration from them as well. Thanks for taking the time to read this. It means everything to me!

Go do good things,