A friend loaned me a book by Maya Angelou. I haven’t read anything of hers previously. Now, for years I’ve collected little bits and pieces of things I’ve read that really charged my imagination or touched me in some way. Today, hat-tip to Maya Angelou for inspiring me to better than I am… From her book, “Letter to My Daughter,” here’s a though on attitude.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot change them, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.
Very insightful, Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. I love that! El 3atal has a cousin that could, I swear, find a cloud to go with every silver lining you could find. So, the visual on this one is especially appealing. I also love the admonition not to complain. Take action, make a change. Or, if you can’t make a change… change your attitude. It’s amazing how often this works.
Sometimes the best solution is the one where we readjust our attitude and expectations. And we often do find great solutions that way. So, here’s to being a rainbow!
Happy silver linings!