Queen Maya Angelou

Happy birthday dear one.

I hope that we continue to learn from you and live sincerely, kindly, authentically and fiercely.

“Words are things, I am convinced

You must be careful, careful about the words you use

Or the words you allow to be used in your house

In the Old Testament we are told in Genesis

That in the beginning was the Word

And the Word was God and the Word was with God

That’s in Genesis

Words are things

You must be careful

Careful about calling people out of their names

Using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives

And all that ignorance

Don’t do that

Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words

I think they are things

I think they get on the walls, they get in your wallpaper, they get in your rugs

In your upholstery, in your clothes and finally…

Into you”

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