Lifestyle April 15, 2017

#AtoZChallenge : Maya Angelou Quote

Today’s authour is Maya Angelou. The Maya Angelou Quote I have chosen is

Maya Angelou Quote

AtoZChallenge – Maya Angelou Quote

Why is it that we like certain people without them having done anything significant for us. On the other hand, there may be someone who has actually made an effort to help us but we do not like them all that much. It could be our colleagues, friends or even relatives. Now think of this, you need some money and approach your friends. They tell you that they would have helped but they are themselves broke. Together, you hatch mad schemes to make money like marrying a rich person to selling a killer startup idea to someone. Your problem is not resolved but you spent a few minutes forgetting that because you laughed and felt light with your friends around. Later, you go and meet a relative; say a cousin. They give you the money but dish it along with an hour long lecture on managing your finances and citing examples of how well they are doing in life; making you feel small. In the back of your mind, your cousin is filed with the “dislike” tag and that feeling stays with you whenever you meet them. Now reverse this. What if someone came to you, what would you be – the friend or the cousin?

Maya Angelou Quote

A to Z Challenge M: Participant Badge

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Did you know that I attempted the AtoZ Challenge in 2015 too? I wrote about the AtoZ of Professional Life then.

For M, I wrote about Meetings

Read posts from the AtoZ Challenge 2015 about A to Z of Professional Life

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10 Comments

  • Reply Smita Pal April 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Besutiful quote and you pinned it so right, it is the heart of the person that makes them likeable, eg. There are some people i have met who do charity work, though yes that is beautiful that they share their wealth with the ones in need and charity is beautiful, but then they put it in a way that they are so great for doing it, where is the humility? And u end up disliking them a bit may be
    https://smitasangle.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/e-for-elevator-a-story-on-eve-teasing-atozchallenge/

  • Reply Sreesha April 17, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Always, always hope to be the friend. Never the relative.

  • Reply D.A.Cairns April 16, 2017 at 4:16 am

    That’s very profound. Great little post. Point well made. I would be the friend, like Gail, due to my lack of finances, but even if I had the money I wouldn’t attach a sermon to it, or any conditions. Our words should always build others up not tear them down. How great would the world be if we were all encouragers who concentrated our energy on making people feel better…instead of worse.

  • Reply Tina Basu April 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I love Maya Angelou and her inspiring words,

  • Reply Deepa April 15, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Completely agree. People never forget how you made them feel, Good or bad. I love this quote.
    Kreativemommy

  • Reply Dipanwita April 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Maya’s words are certainly clingers. I would always prefer to be the friend rather than any relative.

  • Reply SoulMom April 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Maya Angelou was such a wonderful person. Big fan of her way of thinking and her quotes. Truly inspiring.

    #AtoZChallenge M for Meditation: http://soulmom.in/m-meditation-atozchallenge/

  • Reply Ravish Mani April 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    In last few days, I came to know about many perspectives of this quote of Maya Angelou. The quote is very popular as well as powerful. The experience reaffirms my belief that words don’t have meaning of their own, it’s us, who put meaning in the words according to our experience of life.

  • Reply Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet) April 15, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Maya’s quote is so true, definitely words to remember. I would have to be the friend, not the cousin, because I don’t have money to lend. But I’d be right there making goofy plans on how to become an overnight millionaire.

    Musings Over Poetry
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    • Reply Ankita April 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Sometimes, that is enough… Just be the pillar of support emotionally..

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