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Calling Us Higher

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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  • Brittney Maryland

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  • Mia L. Coleman Albany, GA

    Mr. Perry, I am a 2015 honor graduate of Westover High School in Albany, GA. I have been accepted at SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design and I plan to major in writing. My dreams have always been to attend this school. I would love for you to review some of my writings and would be appreciative of any advice or assistance you may be able to provide me. Thank you for you time, Mia

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  • M.H

    Do you like my writing?

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Hi there Tyler :-) Have A Safe Memorial Day Weekend!!

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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Tyler :-) :-) It's my birthday today. YAY!! I'm so grateful to God allowing me to see another year and praying many more to come. It would so kind of you to send me a "Happy Birthday" Shout Out, I Thank You Kindly In Advance..LOL! What a beautiful pic of the islands very relaxing I know. Thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family are enjoying a well deserved vacation...God Bless You! Ms. Proverbs

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  • Arlisha Trotter Athens GA

    Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! Boy didn't we have some powerful people in our history. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I really do enjoy your work! I was old school was not really into the internet bu tLord knows you got me looking for answers giving answers, searching through history spreading the history!

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  • Alan Mighell

    My grandpa passed away March 8th 2002 my one grandma passed away August the 29th 2006 and my other grandma she passed away August the 15th 2014 would you write a song about grandmas and grandpas on your album would you make a movie Grandma and Grandpa their names James boomer Evelyn boomer Bertha Mighell pretty please

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Hi there Tyler :-) Awww...I know that you are a Great Dad! Children are a Blessing! All the best to you and your family :-) Can't wait to see the play next month Hope you are getting plenty of rest! Ms. Proverbs

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  • Sandra Conner Glen Burnie, Maryland

    Hi Mr. Tyler Perry, my name is Sandra, I understand tha you met Anthony Spann Pack, (12yrs old), he was sick with Neuroblastoma Cancer, him and mom Julie was on a trip and he met you, every since then you all he talked about, his family has losted him he passed on 7th April 2015, his funeral is on 18 April 2015, at 10am, at Asbury Towneck United Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive, Severna Park, Maryland. 21146, Thank You for Making His Day, God Bless You.

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Good Morning Tyler :-) :-) Have A Bless & Wonderful Day with your "Tall & Handsome Self".....LOL!

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Tyler :) :) ......is all I can say right here and right now....Whew LOL!! Thanks for sharing :) Ms. Proverbs

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY TYLER....TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY :) MS. PROVERBS

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