Monday, June 14, 2010

Still....I Rise

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival." Winston Churchill

Maya Angelou...her words...Inspire
Her survival - overcoming rape and hatred....Gives hope.....
Her determination...to hold on...to never give up...Empowers.  
Her survival from darkness...Motivates.

Listening to her words...the calmness of her voice...with its strength and confidence..does something to me...it pushes me forward to live my best life..to make a difference in the world....to help even one person...Know Hope.....and to let freedom have its way....
 To listen to the video....you'll have to close my playlist on the sidebar. 

13 comments:

They call me "Deb" said...

Such a humble, respected and gifted lady.

rosel said...

What an awesome, truly inspiring lady she is. A great writer with powerful words from her heart. May we be all like her, vessels ready to be empowered by the true living God. Blessings to you sister and may you have a wonderful week ahead. Take care of yourself and let your light shine!!!

NOS said...

This happens to be one of my favorite poems. Have you read the full version? (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/still-i-rise/)

Wishing you well,
NOS

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

Inspired words give me a reason to hope, hope gives me a reason to go on; no matter what adversity I may face. God gives me strength in my weaknesses.

MTJ

Marj aka Thriver said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us, Sarah. I love Maya Angelou!

Karen said...

Awesome...her words are always inspiring...I imagine you and she share the same inner strength....

Denise said...

I really like her.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

I really admire this poem.

smooches,
Larie

Surprised By Joy! said...

I really like the Winston Churchhill quote, too. Very deep and so true.

Blessings,
Tammy

God Whispers In The Wind said...

Thank you Sarah for another wonderful post. I like the change of your song on your page as well. Blessings dear one.

Wonderingsoul said...

I love this poem Sarah... so much so that had it on the wall of my classroom for a long time.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
I'm a bit lost for words and more than a little ashamed so.. find replying difficult...

Thank you for reminding us of Maya...

xx

Syd said...

She is awesome. Thanks for sharing this.

Lilly Jones said...

Still... I rise - yes & amen.
You, me, all who believe & remain determined shall always rise by God's grace. We shall rise as if upon the wings of eagles. You are brave & thanks for sharing.

LJ