It is wonderful to know your place in the universe, and mine is that of a phenomenal woman.
This article is the fifth in a five-part series of articles highlighting wise words from others. Each article will have another set of wise words from someone and some of the lessons those words teach us. Other articles in the series include the following:
Proverbs 31 (Click here to read the article.)
Langston Hughes “Mother to Son”
Paul Lawrence Dunbar “We Wear the Mask”
Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman”
Today, I am sharing Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman.”
Look back at the words! When I read them my head lifts with pride, my shoulders pull back and my chest sticks out. I feel special and important. As I read the words whether aloud or silently, I feel the phenomenon that is me! I feel like a phenomenal woman. I see my body and appreciate its lines and curves. I picture the reaction and hushed whispers and looks of admiration when I walk into a room. I agree that when I pass people should be proud to see me, just as I am because I am a phenomenal woman.
Every person should have a positive self-image. There is something powerful and enlightening about having a good self-image. When I am around people who stand up straight and think they are wonderful, it is encouraging and empowering and I like it! Appropriate self-pride is contagious. When I get all dolled up and start strutting my stuff, my twin daughters get excited and start to prance around. They feel pretty and special. They catch my phenomenon!
Sometimes people need a little spark to light the ember of good self-image. For any woman, this Maya Angelou poem can spark a great attitude and self-confidence. So the question for you this Wonderful Wednesday is what sparks the phenomenal woman attitude in you?
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