You got this! #mondaymotivation
Gorgeous day in Nashville! Happy Spring!
My notes from the reading of Dr. Maya Angelou’s stirring poem, Still I Rise. I was so moved to be asked to be a part of honoring her on her 90th birthday with Google Doodle, along with @aliciakeys @oprah @americaferrera @lavernecox and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson. Maya went out of her way to make me feel special. She came to Nashville to surprise me by introducing me at what was, at the time, the Flameworthy Awards. She introduced me by phone when I was honored by NARAS as she was stranded by severe weather. And she invited me to her home in North Carolina to speak at her 82nd birthday party. I’m not sure why she was so giving to me but I am grateful for every second I spent with her. She touched so many lives. And her words will live on forever, touching and inspiring generations to come. Link in bio.
I count myself blessed to be chosen to be a part of this beautiful tribute to Dr. Angelou on this special day. Being around her was powerful and inspiring and I am forever grateful for the time I got to spend with her. #GoogleDoodle #StillIRise #sponsored 🔗 in bio!
Happy Birthday to my sweet Emma. You came into this world and changed my life forever...for the better. You have always had big dreams and an even bigger heart and I’m so proud of you for following both. It seems like yesterday that I was holding you close in this photo. I hold you like this every day in my heart. I love you. #20