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by Maya Angelou

My wish for you

Is that you continue

         Continue

To be who and how you are

To astonish a mean world

With your acts of kindness

         Continue

To allow humor to lighten the burden

Of your tender heart

         Continue

In a society dark with cruelty

To let the people hear the grandeur

Of God in the peals of your laughter

          Continue

To let your eloquence

Elevate the people to heights

They had only imagined

         Continue

To remind the people that

Each is as good as the other

And that no one is beneath

Nor above you

        Continue

To remember your own young years

And look with favor upon the lost

And the least and the lonely

        Continue

To put the mantel of your protection

Around the bodies of

The young and defenseless

        Continue

To take the hand of the despised

And diseased and walk proudly with them

In the high street

Some might see you and

Be encouraged to do likewise

         Continue

To plant a public kiss of concern

On the cheek of the sick

And the aged and infirm

And count that as a

Natural action to be expected

         Continue

To let gratitude be the pillow

Upon which you kneel to

Say your nightly prayer

And let faith be the bridge

You build to overcome evil

And welcome good

       Continue

To ignore no vision

Which comes to enlarge your range

And increase your spirit

       Continue

To dare to love deeply

And risk everything

For the good thing

       Continue

To float

Happily in the sea of infinite substance

Which set aside riches for you

Before you had a name

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And by doing so

You and your work

Will be able to continue

Eternally

Yes, Maya, may we all continue to do the work the Lord has called us each to do and continue to inspire, love, give, serve, and have grateful hearts as we strive daily to…

be.the.church

Continue down the path the Lord has set you on to do the work He has called you to do.

Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives…” Deuteronomy 5.33

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