I was very saddened to learn about Dr. Maya Angelou’s passing. She was to live forever and share her wisdom and courage for decades and decades in my mind.

Dr. Maya Angelou was my favorite teacher’s hero, so she’s a grand-hero of mine. There’s so much to learn from her, but even a small bit of wisdom from her is sure to brighten and strengthen anyone.

Sending my deepest condolences.

What are some of your favorite pieces by Dr. Maya Angelou? Did you get to see her speak in person? Please share your thoughts and memories in the comments.

[UPDATE June 10, 2014] Wow! This piece and a bit of my story got covered by the lovely local reporter, Ms. Wanda Jackson. You can read the article here. If you could leave a comment on the article, I really appreciate it!

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