Be a Rainbow In Somebody Else’s Cloud.

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”

Maya Angelou

I stumbled across this quote tonight and it really reflects the desires of my heart. Must admit, I’ve also had those moments where I’ve appreciated those rainbows in someone else’s eyes…family, friends…even the eyes of a compassionate stranger.

xx Rowena

5 thoughts on “Be a Rainbow In Somebody Else’s Cloud.

  1. Rowena Post author

    She is brilliant. I hadn’t heard of her until she kept cropping up when I looked up motivational quotes a few years ago. I decided I should look up the person behind the quotes and was blown away. I included her in my Letters to Dead Poets: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/m-a-letter-to-dr-maya-angelou-atozchallenge/
    I picked up “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” a few days ago. It’s my next read but I’m reading a novel and can’t always find a slab of time to read.

  2. Rowena Post author

    You’re the second person who mentioned audiobooks and I am thinking of giving them a go. I have a 2 hour return drive to Wyong every week and my daughter doesn’t talk in the car. I could get through a bit in that time. Downside is, I can’t do my underlining and comments through the book. I am definitely going to give them a try soon and see what I can pick up at the library.Hope you are having a great weekend xx Ro

  3. Norah

    I think it’s definitely worth giving audiobooks a go. You can’t bookmark, underline or make comments, but if you feel you need to do that, you can also get an ebook or paper copy, as I often do. Audiobooks are great for listening for pleasure. I mostly download mine from iTunes, but a friend lent me a 3 (I think) CD version of Maya Angelou’s book. You might be able to snare one of those at the library! I have just finished listening to Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak Memory. I’ll be downloading Magda Szubanski’s book tonight. Can’t wait to start it tomorrow. Have a good week!

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