New Years Message~ Happy 2013!!!!

I am so excited for 2013 in GPS!! So many wonderful things, events, education mentorship and new chapters. As we approach our 3rd anniversary, I look back and see how far we have come together and I am so proud and pleased at all we have done. You are the most amazing, committed and passionate women I have ever known, and for this reason I am reprinting my favorite poem from Maya Angelou…because you are all truly…Phenomenal Women!!

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me. 

Maya Angelou

Much love and many blessings in this New Year.  





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2 Responses to New Years Message~ Happy 2013!!!!

  1. Toni Steffen says:

    Thank you Debbie for the well wishes and beautiful poem. As I always say “I am woman, here me roar!” Here’s to the best 2013 ever, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my GPS friends at our meetings and events.

  2. Gail Allen says:

    Well my first time reading this poem and it suites all GPS ladies to a tea warm wishes for a bright new year to all. Looking forward to the many experience s we will share this year and making new gal.pals , while enjoying seeing current ladies I have come to know and cherish their friendships.

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