Everyday Inspiration; Day 5: Hook ‘Em With a Quote

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

Maya Angelou

This hits close to home for me as I know when I am dealing with any type of pain especially emotional pain that I can be a pain in the ass to others. This is why when I am in any type of pain I have to be acutely aware of how I am doing and what I am doing. The last thing I want to do is when I am in pain is to be a burden to others. Plus, when I am in pain and I am kind to others it can show others the kindness that I have.



Everyday Inspiration; Day 5: Hook ‘Em With A Quote’

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The above quote is from an extremely inspiring and strong woman; Maya Angelou. The quote for me is not necessarily about physical beauty or physical strength but the beauty and strength within.

The change the butterfly goes through to become a butterfly can be a metaphor for a person in recovery.  A person in recovery must admit that the change they made to be in recovery is what has helped them achieve the inner beauty they now have. We delight in what we have now because of our recovery yet fail to admit the hard and difficult changes we achieved to get we are now at. Or at least that is the case for me.

I think this is why this particular quote from Maya Angelou was the quote that stuck out to me the most. Despite having recent struggles with the symptoms of my mental health diagnosis, I need to admit the changes I have made in my life to have the success’s I have had. Granted, I may not feel successful right now or even when I am doing well, I went through a great deal of change to be able to accomplish the achievements I have had in my life.

The challenge for me now is to believe this. Its going to be a challenge however I know I have people in my life to help me with it. Its a challenge I am willing to take on.

Please take the time to enjoy the inner beauty a person has as you don’t know all the hard work it has taken the person to get where they are at in this point in time. I hope everyone has a good Monday. Have a good work week. Peace Out!!!

Writing 101: Finding Your Inspiration; Day Seven: Hook ’em With A Quote

I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.

Maya Angelou

When I got today’s assignment, I thought of the above quote from Ms. Maya Angelou. I thought about it first because part of my blog includes being an advocate for myself and others who have similar struggles to me. In fact advocating for yourself is one of the main objectives of being in recovery.

As I quote Ms. Maya Angelou, it is my desire that I be an inspiration to others like she was to many people around the world. Ms. Maya Angelou is a person I would have loved to meet while she was still here but unfortunately she is no longer with us in person but thankfully she is with us in spirit. I will end with another quote from Ms. Maya Angelou.

All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou