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Learn to Apply the Powerful Goodness of Maya Angelou
By: Cindy Wendland
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Many times people think you have to be edgy or different to be remembered or successful. Perhaps that is true in some cases. Maya Angelou is being remembered for all she did that was good and meaningful.

There are a tremendous number of tributes being written about Maya Angelou in the short time since her death. The woman accomplished so much, touched so many, and did it all with integrity and character. She was not one to try to capitalize on her brand, but stayed true to herself and in doing so created a stronger image than could have been done otherwise.

Maya Angelou was a poet, actress, author, civil rights activist, great cook, singer, dancer, and more. Her life experiences colored her outlook, as they do with most people, but she learned to be reflective at a young age. Her ability to describe a beautiful way of life, be forgiving and kind, and tell stories truthfully are some of the qualities that made her endearing and her books bestsellers.

She was known by many, friends with many, and loved by many. She was the epitome of powerful goodness. If you haven’t read one of her books, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, add it to your must-read list. My copy is on hold at the local library! Our family is reading through her quotes and sharing the one that touches us the most.

My favorite quote from a tremendous woman can be applied in any personal or business setting, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

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About the Author
Cindy Wendland has a background in marketing and finance. She is the creative director for an online men's health magazine, BrainBrawnBody.com, and she gets to write their leisure/travel blog. She is also a web designer helping her clients with online community engagement, websitesbywendland.com. Prior to her web years, she worked in pharmacy consulting.
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