“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This quote by spiritual & political leader, Mahatma Gandhi, has long been one of my favorites. Alongside the Serenity Prayer & many quotes by the amazing Author & Poet Maya Angelou, these words have inspired & moved me to change my own condition, to perpetually grow & improve, & to be a positive & uplifting influence to others.
These influential people taught me, during some of the most difficult times in my life; as an adolescent walking the fine balance between obedience & independence, that I was not powerless & at the mercy of abuse, oppression, & hopelessness.
I learned to be the change in my world. I learned that I had the power within me to change how the negative aspects of my life affected me.
- I wished adults had been patient with…
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