Day 14: Poetry, Letter to a Younger Self – Maya Angelou’s Birthday
April 5, 2012 Leave a comment
21 days to happiness: My story and 3 things I am thankful for:
Art. Not sure when or how I came to appreciate it, but I do know I have always had a fascination for learning from every experience life has brought my way. I love expressing creativity through the craft of writing and was in 8th grade the first time I wrote a poem that was published by my English teacher. Just a few years later, another poem, published in our high school year book and I remember the feeling of accomplishment. Now, years later I am writing on my blog and am a grateful and accomplished award winning author. It was a lot of work and learning along the way. But I didn’t get there by myself. I could not have gone through the journey without the gifts, talents and passion of those who worked with us.
Today was Maya Angelou’s birthday, she has aged gracefully and I hope I will be able to do the same as the years pass. She is beautiful and in rare poetic form, she writes a letter to her 15 year old self.
If you were doing the same, what would your words look like? Please share below.
Three things I am grateful for today:
- The people I stay in touch with that I have worked with over the years
- My gift, the craft of writing and that I am perfectly a human being
- Miracles. because I am a living witness they do happen every day