I have loved quotes for as long as I can remember. Years ago Liv had a notebook she covered in quotes she loved and I've always wanted to do that. I keep them everywhere. I love quotes.
My most favorite quote is: People will not remember what you said. People will not remember what you did. People will remember how you made them feel.
Those are words I live by. In my work. In my family. In my life. I think it is powerful. I think if you take those words to heart, they can be life changing. I think of that just about every day of my life. I believe the deep connections I make with my students and their families are because of the way I make them feel. Whether the student did something wrong or something to celebrate, whether I'm delivering not so good or great news, I think about how this person is going to feel.
Those words were said/written by Maya Angelou. She is known for some amazing quotes. I know of her because she was often on Oprah. I know of her because she said some profound things in her life.
Today she passed away. But her words will live on in my heart and many others.