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Maya Angelou, An Amazing Person

Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou

I have always considered myself to be what one would call a normal person, but am I. What exactly is normal in my eyes or someone else’s ? I am sure people have looked at me or heard a comment I have made and have said, ‘she’s weird or wacko’. Have you ever said that about someone ? I have. I try not to. I might say that person is weird and then follow it up with the comment , ‘I do not know that person or what they are truly like’.

Truth be told, I do not really want to be totally normal. I would like to be amazing. But what makes a person amazing ? I would say what they do, say and believe. Sometimes, of course, everyone will look at someone and think, “Wow, they are amazing” and it will be solely based on looks.

Intelligence, empathy, honesty all help make people amazing. Some people I think are amazing are Maya Angelou, Michelle & Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama. Also Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony and George Eastman; all from Rochester, NY. Then there are amazing people who are authors and musicians. Most importantly though are the everyday amazing people that no one knows about. We see them all the time; they are not famous but they are still amazing.

So do know someone you consider amazing ? Would you like to be like them ? Why do you think they are amazing. What would you be willing to do to improve yourself and develop some of those same traits ?

I do not consider myself amazing and I may not ever be but I believe the best part of trying is what you may learn in the attempt. You are almost guaranteed of improving yourself, expanding your knowledge and being an overall better person. I am up for that.

How about you ? Let me know what you believe.