If anyone knows about getting through hard times, it’s Black people. The words in our music, the words in our worship, the words in our writings have a magic that has lifted us up and out of uncertain times.

We’re facing similar times right now. And we have what it takes to get through it again. Be inspired by these words of hope by the great Maya Angelou.

We’ve been through the worst of times and despite the hardships, we always come out on the other side, stronger than before.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.

Faith is the evidence of the unseen.

Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

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