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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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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Tyler.........How are you? Congratulations to the both of you :-) New Bundle Of Joy Baby Boy I know he is just as handsome as his daddy is :-) :-)Yes I'm still flirting and will continue to do so while you are single :-) :-) Yes I said It..LOL! Anyhoo..Tyler I know that you are so overwhelmed with joy being a dad. I'm very happy for you. I pray that God will continue to bless you with you heart's desire and I know that God will :-) :-) Have A Bless & Wonderful Day with your "Tall & Handsome Self" :-) :-) Whew Lawd! Oh by the way Very nice picture you posted with the angels behind you. Please "NO MO" picture posting okkkkkkkk LOL! Talk with you soon Sir Ms. Proverbs

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  • Tracy usa

    Wow...just a shout note to say thanks to Dr.Ekaka email: the love spell he did for me last 2 weeks ago i really can't believe that my husband has finally cancel the divorce letter and want me back to his life again. it just still like a dream to me up till now i still feel like I'm dreaming that i really have my love back within 2 days after Dr. Ekaka finish casting of the love spell, thank you so much for your help Dr. Ekaka.

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  • Instructor Rhonda Northen United States

    Mr Perry Oct28, 2014 ,Jennifer Murphy in Houston ,Tx story is out on facebook She said that She is determined to make sure it doesn't happen to to someone else. Tyler It all started after Murphy a mother of three was going through a very touch time. the person that call her said it was you Tyler in the message the person offered her place to live in Atanta she said she couldn't relocate then they offered her $10,000 and said it was you Tyler and all she had to do was to come up with$2,000 of her own money . He asked her can you pawn on something or sell something can you get somehow to him .That when she Realize it wasn't you Mr Tyler, Mr Perry someone going around using your name now trying to scam lady out of Money . they said now you cancel your facebook page Mr Perry I am praying they trying to target you. Family let keep MR Perry in our Prayer what a story Tyler the scam artist I don't believe it heavenly Father cover Your Child Tyler with the blood of Jesus and hedge of propection all about him. Amen

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Great Morning to you Tylerrrrrr :-) :-) How u doing? (In my Madea voice) LOL! WOW! So much has happened since I posted my last comment. Congratulations to you on "Your New Bundle of Joy that's coming" I know that the both of you are very excited. So when is the wedding date? Well I guess I'll find out through the media who doesn't miss a beat..Whew I tell you I don't believe everything I read until I hear it from the horse's mouth (as the old folks would say) Tyler you are going to be one of the greatest dads ever, with all of the wisdom within your "Tall and Handsome Self" Yes I'm still flirting just a little bit while you are single...Lawd did I just say that :-) :-) LOL! I know that I'm something else and so are you. Oh I so enjoy "If Loving you is Wrong" OMG You are A True Genius" Absolutely Love It!! Keep U the Great Work!! Have A Bless Day Sir and All the Best you always :-) :-) Ms. Proverbs

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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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