Would you believe me if I told you that most of the world would notice the passing of an African American woman from Missouri and Arkansas who…
…was raised in a very unhappy and turbulent home
…was shipped off to live with her grandmother when she was three
…was sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend
…was mute for five years
…was a teenage unwed mother?
Maya Angelou is a woman who reminds us of many things, including:
- Life can be bad, but that won’t stop us unless we let it.
- Books can help us find our way.
- Whatever or whoever, you have value.
- The “song” we have been given is a song that can make a difference for others.