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At Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech blew my mind. Oprah’s words were phenomenal. Ms. Tyson's reflections were heartwarming. Lee Ann Womack sang my favorite song, “I Hope You Dance”. Valerie Simpson made me want to shout for joy. But it was something that former President Bill Clinton said that shook something in me. He was talking about her life and all that she had done. All of her books, poems and accolades. She worked with civil rights giants including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on and on and then he said, “On her 40th birthday Dr. King was assassinated.” I thought, to myself, “Dear God, she had done all of that by 40.”

I'm 44, I'm behind… LOL. I got so inspired. Her life was such an example to all that you can achieve, whatever you'd like, no matter where you came from. Sitting in that chapel I could hear her voice on my phone as it had been many times. The conversation would always start with "Hello you brilliant man". She made me light up and feel like I could do anything. That was her gift to us all. And above the beauty of the celebration of her life yesterday, more than anything in that room, what I felt most was her life calling us all higher.

God, thank you for allowing us to have shared this planet with Dr. Maya Angelou.

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  • Mary T My Favorite Writer > Tyler Perry

    HOW IS MY FAVORITE WRITER DOING THESE DAYS. YOU HAVE BEN SLACKING ON YOUR LETTERS TO US. I BEEN WATCHING AND READING ABOUT THE CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN YOUR LIFE. YOU MUST KNOW LIKE YOU TELL US NEVER STOP DREAMING. NUMBER 1 THING YOU TYLER, MUST NEVER.... FORGET OUTSIDE OF WHO YOU ARE > SUCCESSFUL, IN THE LIME LIGHT. GOD IS STILL REACHABLE. IF HE HAS NOT COUNT YOU OUT NEITHER SHOULD YOU. AND PEOPLE GREAT OR SMALL RICH OR POOR, BELIEVERS OR NON BELIEVERS CAN'T EITHER. GOD IS SOVEREIGN > (IN CONTROL) SO THE NEXT TIME YOU POSTED HEAVEN BEAUTY WHO MAKER IS GOD. LIKE YOU HAVE IN THE PAST. DONT LET WHAT PEOPLE SAY OR THINK CAUSE YOU NOT TO GIVE HIM PRAISE. ALWAYS LOVE YOU MAN.

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  • Cie Savannah GA

    Congratulations on becoming a Dad!

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  • Jasmine Dillon SC

    Hey Tyler. I am not sure if you will ever read this or even reply to it but I have written a children's book about a princess with cancer. It is not a sad book and everyone that I have let read it so far says that it is very good and I should get it published. I would like for you to read it and tell me what you think. Again I am not sure if you will ever reply but hey it does not hurt to try.

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  • Angela Lakewood, California

    Hi Tyler I just want to express this to you. I am the type of person who wishes the best for all the families who live their lives in the entertainment industry. I don't believe everything I read in certain magazines or on the internet. If it is true that you are expecting a child. I know you will be a great father to him or her. Oh yeah, I just read that you have Sleep Apnea. I have it also, but mines is Severe OSA. I sleep with a CPAP and it really has made a difference in my life. I am finally getting very good sleep and I am feeling better and better each day. So Tyler you continue doing great plays and movies etc. May God continue to Bless you.

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  • valorie pollard United States

    hi there tyler i know you will make a good fathere you have been bless by the best that is god i like to know what happen to the have an the have not will it come back i love the is loving u is wrong keep it up iam from battler creek mi i look at you on tuesday an wednesday

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  • Suezq

    Hi T.P. I am happy for you are having a baby but you do not look happy with her ? If you looking for a older friend who will love you just like you will like to be love NOT A ON & OFF Love. I Love You T.P. PS yes I like If Loving you is wrong !!!!!

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  • Yolanda Washington Atlanta

    IM CONFUSED WHY YOU MR.PERRY HAVE NOT TOLD THE CHRISTIANS THAT LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU ARE EXPECTING AND THATS A JOYOUS THING. SOME ADVICE IF I MAY YOU DONT WANT YOUR FAN TO FORSAKE YOU SEE ALL THESE YEARS YOU BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD AND ALL YOUR BLESSINGS SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND ISSUES WITH THIS BIT OF NEWS. SEE WHEN YOU WALK THAT JESUS WALK LINE PEOPLE EXPECT THAT YOU ARE WITH OUT SIN. THOSE PEOPLE THAT SEE YOU THIS WAY I FEEL SORRY FOR. I LOOK AT YOU FOR JUST WHAT YOU ARE A FLAWED MAN. YOU HAVE MADE THESES CHRISTIANS YOUR FAN BASE BE CAREFUL CAUSE THEY WILL TURN ON YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS. SEE WITH OUT THE WIFE THE CHRISTIANS ARE GONNA THINK YOU BIBLE TOTING TYLER IS REALLY A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHES. ENCLOSING YOU WILL BE A GREAT FATHER BECAUSE OF THE PAST BE CAREFUL ONCE THE BABY COMES YOUR MONEY IS NO LONGER YOURS THAT WOMAN YOU MAY LOVE CAN BECOME THE PERSON YOU HATE HAVING A BABY FOR YOU TO A WOMAN IS LIKE HITTING THE LOTTERY OVER AND OVER.

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  • Marian Maryland

    Hey TeaPea! Thought I'd forgotten about cha'? Just been busy/anxious. Brother, don't feel like you're behind at 44! Doing 'good' for yourself and helping others on the way. That's wonderful! I'm the one wh's BEHIND! Lol!!! (Not really) Have a wonderful day. your sister, Marian

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  • Annonymous Annonymous

    I don't know if you get up here much, so I hope you do! I need an inspirational speaker for a Registered Nurse graduation ceremony. We are suppose to peak inspirational people. For me that means people who never give up! Well first I thought of Jesus, and I know he can not physically come to speak. So, then my next thought was you. I don't know why, I just happened to google your name, and it led me to this site. I love your movies, especially Medea! My children tell me that is me, no surprise I can relate. Anyhow, I hope you would consider it. I know you are busy, and something like this is a big time consideration. But, you could make a difference in over 100 plus nursing students lives, and if they effect approximately 5 to 10 people a day, for 30 years. Well, that would be over 10 millions peoples lives you could effect with about 10 minutes of your time! Thank you for being you!

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  • yolanda United States

    Hello, I am looking for information. I have a very talented little girl. I am a single mother of four. I am trying to Provide her with the tools that is needed to make her gift great. The only problem is it just believes in her. She need better training then what I can afford. I am looking program or sponsors to help. She only been in gymnastics for about a little over a year. She was offered from day two of coming to the gym, to compete on the USA Jr Olympics. She works hard and is brilliant and such a inspiration. I know she need better training but I can not afford it. I am pointing myself in so much debt that I will never have a home to call my own. I am so tired, but I can not let such a gift go to waste. You can see her on you tube AmanI gymnast of one her like page on fast book.I need just a little help for a tired mother who trying to break her family cycle.

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  • Murphy oklahoma

    Thank you so much for contacting Ona and Lisa. You are making a wish come true. Cancer is such a horrible disease if we can make one person's day brighter.... God bless you....

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  • Murphy oklahoma

    Please watch this video. A woman with terminal cancer, her wish is to meet you. The information is in the video. Or email me. Thank you. IMG 4012:

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