“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”
Maya Angelou, American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist.
"Whatever anyboy says or does, assume positive intent.
You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.”
Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
Let it Be A Sky
Do you feel astonished at your great luck just to be here?
To have breakfast?
Maybe two eggs and buttered toast.
Maybe good hot coffee.
Maybe there’s running water that flows at any temperature you like.
Maybe you’ve forgotten
what miracles these are.
The miracles are everywhere.
Look how many ancestors shine
through your aging hands.
Let your heart be a leaping dolphin.
At least sometimes.
Let it be an opening rose.
Let it be a deep rooted tree
growing between worlds.
Let it be a sky with room for it all.
- Erin Geesaman Rabke