In celebrating Thanksgiving, we’d like to pay special tribute to Maya Angelou, the author and poet whose magical words and expressions always got to the heart of the human experience.
She passed away earlier this year but her sentiments will continue to inspire generations to come. A favorite of ours that is often used in presentations:
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.
It’s so easy to toss off a stinging criticism or to ignore a job well done. We know it’s thoughtless but we make the excuse that we didn’t mean it or didn’t have time to extend a compliment.
Maya reminds us that our actions have lasting consequences. So let’s get into the holiday spirit with other inspirational quotes from this iconic woman:
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
I’ve learned that “making a living” is not the same thing as “making a life.”
I’ve learned that sometimes life gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I am thankful this Thanksgiving for my loving husband and daughter, my friends and exceptional clients.
What are you thankful for as we begin the holiday season? Please share your thoughts below – and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!