One of my favorite women has died. Maya Angelou passed away this week at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

I work with words on a daily basis and wish, frequently, that I had the control over them that she did. Maya Angelou could take a simple thought and weave it into something profound. And when she read it back to you, her voice and manner made it lyrical.

I wanted to share one of my favorite pieces from her. It's a poem called 'Phenomenal Women.' And she certainly was that.

Rest in peace, Dr. Angelou. Thank you for sharing your gifts.