7 things We Can Learn From Maya Angelou

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Marguerite Annie Johnson popularly known as Maya Angelou was born on the 4th of April 1928 at St. Louis Missouri U.S.A. She’s the sister to Bailey Jr. and second child of Bailey Johnson who was a doorman and also a navy dietitian and Vivian (Baxter) Johnson Who was a nurse and a card dealer. The marriage of her parents crumbled When Maya was three years and her brother four, they were both sent (Maya and her brother) to their paternal grandmother Annie Henderson.
Four years later, their father came and returned them back to their mother’s care at St Louis, while living with her mum, Maya Angelou was 8 years old then and she was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend named Freeman.

The issue got heard and Freeman was found guilty and was put behind bars for just a day, after his release four days time he was murdered probably by Maya’s uncle.

Due to all the trauma and pain, Angelou became mute for Five years, believing she was the reason her mother’s boyfriend was murdered. During the time she was mute, she developed her unprecedented memory, passion for literature and for books and also her ability to observe and listen to what the world have to say.

At the age of 14, she and her brother moved again to their mother who moved since to Oakland California, at 16 she became the first-ever black female cable car conductor in San Francisco. She was a poet, an author, a philanthropist, a dancer, an actress, a memoirist and civil rights, activists.

Maya Angelou is a prestigious and respected spokesperson for the black and women who her book addresses issues like identity, racism and more. She died on the 28th of May 2014 and lives in to be an inspiration and mentor for many people from all aspects of life.

Here are a few of life lessons we can from Maya Angelou;

All great achievements take time

Most individual’s find it difficult exercising patience.

Like the saying goes good things comes to those who wait. So all great achievement requires time and effort to be accomplished.

We should be a rainbow in someone’s cloud
Everyone’s life is like a story to tell, with different challenges that have to be overcome.

We should be positive when talking to other people, encourage others and put a smile on their faces

Our parents will always be your parents
No man fell from the sky, even the Almighty Jesus had an earthly parent.

Regardless of our sour our relationship with parents is, we will miss them when they die.

 People will always remember how you made them feel

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We might forget our birthdays, appointment, the soup on the cooker, what people did, what people said, but we can never forget how they made us feel.

Our dreams won’t work unless we take action

We dream of living in a fancy duplex, driving a luxurious car, graduating with first-class honors,etc

but it only becomes a dream if we don’t work towards it.

We should forgive everybody.

Life is light for us to hold grudges in our heart. We should learn to bury the past and sincerely

forgive those we offended us.

Nothing will last forever.

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We should learn to appreciate no matter the situation.

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