Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou

maya angelou shine quoteToday, FBG HQ is functioning with heavy hearts after hearing of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. She’s the woman who taught the world that people will remember how you made them feel long after they’ve forgotten what you said or did, and she’s the one who showed us what a Phenomenal Woman really was.

She’s the one who introduced Jenn (and therefore, also the rest of us) to the term sister friend, which is something that crosses each of our minds every. single. day.

Please join us in honoring Dr. Angelou by shining your light in the way that’s truest to you. Is it by being a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, or by standing up for what you know is right? Maybe it’s by laughing, or thriving, or sharing your story, or writing a poem, or deciding to take charge of events in your life and not allowing them to define you.

Or maybe it’s by calling up your sister friend and letting her know how much she means to you.

Although it’s a dark day, the world as a whole is far brighter because Dr. Angelou was a part of it. Let’s honor her legacy by making each of our little parts of the world a bit better as well.

What have you learned from Dr. Angelou? What lesson would you love for everyone to learn from her? —Kristen

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  1. Tish says:

    Her last tweet…from May 23rd: Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

  2. Lisa says:

    Well said. A touching tribute to a wonderful woman who made a great difference to so many during her life, and will continue to do as we remember her always.

  3. Lisa says:

    Oh,no. I hadn’t heard. A woman of beautiful words, she will be greatly missed.