I love Maya Angelou’s work. I read this book sailing a 3,000 nautical mile passage from the Galapagos to French Polynesia. I pulled it out after coming close to a point on the earth that is the farthest away from land in all directions. I was questioning what I was running away from.
She wrote: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking.”
She was a true rainbow in my clouds throughout the end of that passage and I am grateful for her wisdom.
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