Favorite Maya Angelou story August 21 2015, 1 Comment

One of my favorite stories is from Maya Angelou – she said that when she was about 20 years old…she was walking down the street beside her mother…and her mother stopped, turned to her and said: "Maya, I think you are the greatest woman I’ve ever met. Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt and my mother…you’re in that category." Her mother then walked across the street and got in her car. Maya said that she thought: Suppose she’s right? Suppose I am really going to be somebody?”  She then decided that she would stop smoking, drinking, and cursing - and live up to that. I have said those same words to our daughter, Elaine. She is the most amazing woman that I’ve ever known.