Photo from here. “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope.” Maya Angelou
Some time ago, I had the pleasure of attending one of Maya Angelou’s talks. I was very excited about listing to her. When I bought the ticket, I told to myself that was an early birthday present for me. I went for the talk to be inspired and to figure out why this woman was so successful as she was. Although I never regret going to that talk (since I learned one or two things), the talk was not as inspiring as I hoped. I had heard better talks before. She is not one of those people that I call gifted public speakers. She was witty and smart but didn’t really do it for me.
However, what I learned was that I can be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. When she was talking about a rainbow, she was talking about her cripple poor uncle who not only changed her life but had an impact on other kids in the neighbourhood. When she was talking about a rainbow, she was talking about kindness and hope and how you can help someone get through their lives.