Bloganuary: Jan. 22, 2022

For the month of January, I’m going to be doing my best to participate in Bloganuary, a daily blogging challenge. I know it’s a divergence from what I typically write, but participating in this challenge is on my Memory List for this year.

Today’s prompt:

What is your favorite quote and why?

Over the course of her life, Maya Angelou shared an immeasurable amount of wisdom to the world. Her words often give me a sense of strength, of understanding, of compassion. So, it’s unsurprising that it’s one of her quotes that reverberates within me more than any other:

I did then what I knew how to do.
Now that I know better, I do better.

Maya Angelou

This quote gives the space to assume that I, and in extension, everyone else in the world, are doing the best we can with the information and skills we have at hand. And then it also provides the room to expand and improve, as we gain new knowledge.

Life presents countless challenges, and each of them is an opportunity to learn. To be open enough and brave enough to take this new information, and change your opinions, perceptions, and behaviors, is a path of self-improvement.

This quote succinctly explains why I’m vegan. It’s how I know I’m not going to slide into 2nd base again. It’s why I work with therapists. It’s how I know how frequently I need to feed my sourdough starter. It’s why I listen to people who have different beliefs.

I want to be a better human. And, more than ever, this world could really benefit with more improved humans walking around.


Follow along and make memories.

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