My Wish For You

03 Jan

For all my Dear Readers, words from Maya Angelou, My Wish for You

CONTINUE – By Maya Angelou

My wish for you
Is that you continue


To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness


To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart


In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter


To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined


To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you


To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely


To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless


To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise


To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a
Natural action to be expected


To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good


To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit


To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing


To float
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name


And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue

Wonderful thoughts.


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4 responses to “My Wish For You

  1. Suzy Shipman

    January 4, 2020 at 9:21 am

    That’s beautiful, thank you x

  2. utesmile

    January 3, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you

  3. jpeggytaylor

    January 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Just wonderful. And just how we can best address the ills of our too often cruel world. Thank you for sharing this tonight.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 3, 2020 at 10:29 pm

      I was so touched by these words and the ideas and I’m glad you found it the same. 🙂


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