Maya Angelou was an inspiration. She was a woman whose vision was far ahead of the people around her and was one of the most influential voices of our times. Her words have been inspiration, strength, and direction for so many. I never met her, but she still inspires me. That is the power of words and how they make you feel.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
When I think about S, my Grandmother or the people really close to me, the the first thing that comes to mind is how happy I feel. That feeling, a sense of indescribable joy and love, warmth and Strength.
I think if people remember the feeling more than words or actions, then what we say and do, must reflect how we want them to feel. Also if we are pretentious, then they would know. The feeling just wouldn’t be the same. I guess that is how we spot fake people from the real ones. The mockery is evident in their mannerisms, as is the sincerity.
So I shall just be me. An earnest and genuine person will be more successful in forging lifelong relationships than a person who is a phony.
PS: This is day two of the three day quote challenge. I have been tagged by Vinay who has a brilliant blog called I Rhyme Without Reason. The rules are simple share a quote you love for three consecutive days.
Find the remaining quotes here