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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Dreamer?

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

~ Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) was, above all else, a courageous and dedicated African-American woman. After escaping from slavery in the deep South, she became an activist abolitionist and humanitarian who used a series of safe houses, called the Underground Railroad, to rescue approximately 75 slaves to escape to freedom in the northern states and Canada. After the Civil War she worked to further the cause of female suffrage in the United States. Continue reading “Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Dreamer?”

What’s Your Style? Thriving Or Surviving?

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

~ Maya Angelou


These words speak to me about purpose in living and also about how the author intended to accomplish it. In her celebrated life, as an author, civil rights activist, and poet from 1928 to 2014, Maya Angelou was a pioneer among African-American women and an inspiration to the world.

Continue reading “What’s Your Style? Thriving Or Surviving?”