When Maya Angelou passed away, my very first thought
was sadness and then regret. I regretted never taking even
10 minutes to sit down and write her a thank you note.
A note telling her how much courage she gave me through
reading about her life. A note telling her how many of her sayings
grounded me, and still do. A note telling her you have given me
strength and I didn't even know you.
Bless you. Thank you.
I appreciate you.
I don't want to feel this type of regret again. To honor her and what she has done, I am going to handwrite one letter a day to
all the people I owe thanks to (even though 62 letters would never cover all the thanks I owe to others), along with some apology letters that are long overdue.
I am going to photograph each letter, so I can reach my goal
by holding myself accountable. My hope is that this simple
action might inspire others to break out the stationery
and pen one to someone - anyone who could benefit from
Miss Angelou made me believe words are powerful.
They can take on a life of their own.
With honor to her, I intend to honor others.