Thanks to Twitter, we could get a near daily dose of the positivity and gratefulness that imbued everything Maya Angelou touched. The world-renowned poet, author, and activist died on Wednesday at the age of 86 but her words and wisdom will live on forever. Here are some of our favorite posts from her official Twitter page.
When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else. #happyacts
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) March 20, 2014
My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness… all the good things.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) November 12, 2013
I will not be abused. I will not be misused, not willingly. But I will be of use. Anybody who is not of use is useless.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) September 6, 2013
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) June 9, 2013
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 19, 2013
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) March 6, 2013
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014