Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thought For Thursday



A friend sent this to me in an e-mail. I thought I'd share...

Haters
By Maya Angelou


A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall. They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...

That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you blessed...

It's dangerous to be like somebody else. If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story...

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us! Some people envy you because you can:

a. Have a relationship with God
b. Light up a room when you walk in
c. Start your own business
d. Tell a man or a woman to hit the curb (if he/she isn't about the right thing)
e. Raise your children without both parents being in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.
Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side.

How do you handle your undercover haters? You can handle these haters by:

1. Knowing who you are and who your true friends are. (VERY IMPORTANT!)

2. Having a purpose to your life. Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be. Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering that what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live... when its your time to leave this earth, you want to be able to say, "I've lived my life and fulfilled my dreams. Now I'm ready to go HOME!"

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, "Don't look at me... Look at who is in charge of me!"

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Don't Hate, Co-operate, that's my mantra for 2009. I'm like Jay-Z, brushin' the dirt off of my shoulders!

22 comments:

Jimmy said...

Way to tell it like it is Keith.

I've just started coming around your two blogs, and all I can say is 'Your the man'.

Love your blogs Bro!

Xivinrah. said...

I love it! ^_^ Man... if only I had taken heed to these words long time ago!

Sunflower said...

I love Maya Angelou.

Vanessa said...

I've seen this poem by her before.
I'm glad you posted it.

Toni said...

Thank You Keith,Thank You..I'm standing and applauding.

Angie B. said...

LOLOLOL- "Don't Hate, Co-operate."
Go ahead Keith...lolol.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Keep Banging em out brother!

Lisa said...

I had never seen this poem by Maya
before..Is it new? Thanks for sharing.

Halo said...

These are words to live by.

James Perkins said...

Great Poem from a Great Lady. Is she doing something for the innauguration?

Simon Bastion said...

Very Thought provoking Keith!

Tate 2 said...

I have never read this poem by her, but it is very timely and quite appropriate.

Jazzy said...

Nice one!

Swaggie said...

There you go, burning both ends of the candle again....lololol.but I aint mad at you brother.

Captain Jack said...

Simply beautiful and so appropriate!

Shorty said...

I like your mantra! very positive!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

This is my first time reading this poem. Love it!

In the words of that great philosopher Kat Williams "if you got 14 haters hating on you, try to get 16 before the summer gets here".

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Great post! I needed to read something good today since I'm not feeling well.

Anonymous said...

Great Poem...I am inspired and motivated by reading it.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Amen!

Mizrepresent said...

YES, this is what i'm talking about Keith, as one of my fav radio personalities would say, "Make your Haters your Motivaters!"

Angel said...

I love it Keith, what a lovely bit of writing, she is a wonderful woman isnt she?




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