Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

The United States lost an icon today when Dr. Maya Angelou passed away. If, somehow, you haven’t read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, it needs to go to the top of your TBR pile. In the meantime, listen to her perform one of her famous poems, And Still I Rise.

May you rest in peace, Dr. Angelou.

Baby Steps

giraffe takes first steps

We can learn a lot from young creatures. It’s amazing how much we start out knowing, only to have to relearn it again as we get older. This baby giraffe shows: you just have to get up and take the first step. Watch this little guy take his first steps and keep right on going.

Every time I have to do something new, this is what it feels like. It’s always worth it, though. Thank you, USA Today and Youtube, for the day’s “Awww…” moment.