Saturday, February 7, 2009

I ran across something written by Maya Angelou that totally sums up the way i've been feeling lately. People don't like to see you trying to do things. That's why you have to brush the dirt off your shoulders and keep it moving.

And now, a word from Maya...


By Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time
trying to make you look small so they can look tall. They are very
people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...

That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your Blessings and
your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you Blessed...

It's dangerous to be like somebody else... If GOD wanted you to be like
somebody else, HE would have given you what HE gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't
know my story...

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest
assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us!

Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with GOD
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man/woman to hit the curb
(if he/she isn't about the right thing)
e) Raise your children without both parents being
in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy. Haters will never want to see you
succeed. Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our

How do you handle your undercover haters? You can handle these haters

1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are

2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not
mean having a job. You can have a job and still be

A purpose is having a clear sense of what GOD has called you to be.
Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine
prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live - when its your time
to leave this earth, you want to be able to say, 'I've lived my life and
fulfilled my dreams, Now I'm ready to go HOME!

When GOD gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at
me...Look at who is in charge of me...'

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.

Maya Angelou

Maya always knows how to say what I feel.


Keith said...

Standing and Applauding my sister!
I did a simular post a few weeks ago about haters.

It's a shame that people can't applaud each others fortunes and efforts...we always have to put each other down...

Strongblkwmn said...

Why is that Keith? It's so sad.

Stacye said...
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Stacye said...

I say it all the time...why is it that we always have to put each other down? I have come to realize that this world will always have haters. Unfortunately, just like there will always be black and white (and yes I'm going to do a post about this) there will always be those who encourage and those who discourage...but to those of us who know who we are and love to see others happy, I stand and applaud you!

Strongblkwmn said...

Stacye - During my 40th year of life I have learned a lot of lessons. I can finally say I know who I am and i'm not going to worry about what others think anymore. It's their problem, not mine.

The Fitness Diva said...

Very cool! Guess Maya has had to deal with a few of them herself! ;)

Stacye said...

Hey, I wanted you to know that you have been tagged on my blog page...check it out.


James Tubman said...

maya angelou is a great poet