Be a Rainbow in Someone's Cloud

I randomly discovered Maya Angelou through a 2-minute video shared on Facebook by my Mam. Clicking onto it I wasn’t expecting any deep reaction as my news feed tends to be swamped with inspirational videos and quotations but after listening to her words and the simplicity of her message, I was left feeling refreshed and inspired.

Naturally I had to do some more research on this woman and discovered she had a very interesting life with a lot of “Clouds and Rainbows”. Early in her life she experienced darkness, but over time managed to find ways to overcome it and grow stronger.

From poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

She speaks of in her life, having MANY hard times (clouds) but also having great times (rainbows) and when she is in need of some extra support she brings everyone (mentally) who has ever been kind to her so she never feels like she has no help.

The message I took from her video is, in the hustle of our daily lives we often forget the impact a simple act of kindness can have on someone’s world. Whether it’s a smile, email or genuine compliment, it could seem small to you, but it might last a life time to that individual.

Have you been a Rainbow in someone’s cloud today?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtdffxj7pNE

 

Roisin Bale

Talent Associate