I am a survivor of many things. Early in life I learned that faith in God was the single most important element in surviving this journey through life. One of my favorite quotes is- " Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; hungry before you; frightened before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped before you; yet, someone survived. - Maya Angelou"
I enjoy all types of music with blues, jazz and classical being my foundations in life. Some of my favorite authors are: Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Jeffery Deaver, Iyanla Vanzant, Edgar Allen Poe, Kahlil Gibran just to name a few. My current favorite novel is "Graceland" written by Chris Abani, a definite must read.
Other favorite sayings:
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh. - Golda Meir
The ruin of a nation begins in the home of it's people. - Ashanti proverb
When one door closes, another one opens. - African-American folklore
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. -El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
In the solitude of your mind are the answers to all your questions about life. You must take the time to ask and listen. - Bawa Mahaiyaddeen