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

~Dr. Maya Angelou~

The above excerpt is taken  from Dr. Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise”.  It speaks of some of the trials and tribulations we face; yet despite these obstacles, we must rise up against them. 

This is true, and applies to all aspects of our lives.  There will always be someone smarter, stronger, prettier, wiser…. do not let this discourage you!

Rise up! 

Take pride and ownership in who you are and what you stand for. 

You are your own unique individual… God has blessed each and every one of us in his own special way.

May you not only rise up, but may you rise higher each and every day!