Happy Mondayyyyy!!! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. I did! I spent it with Family and there is nothing better than that!
I swear my mom, my cousin, and I watched Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network ALL weekend and yup… I was inspired!
Today I started a Prayer Journal! to write down all my hearts desires and simply just a place to write down all the things I’m grateful for too!
I also found this poem by Maya Angelou… Love it! And I thought I’d share it with you! Today was a good day
“Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
We went to the Hamptons this weekend with my Compound family to support my bro Ne-Yo for the Compound Foundation “Fostering A Legacy” Benefit. Sponsored by Porsche, honoring Coca Cola & George Lucas!
Me, Ne-yo & Colombia / Compound Recording artist Ravaughn! Great friend of mine and my Compound Sister!
Russell Simmons, Rocsi and I.
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