Excerpt from Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
At forty-three, her bushy black curls were streaked with gray. She was too proud for dye. Her mom, a Southern Baptist, had taught Chinita contentedness and self-respect. When you’re a black woman, her mother said, ain’t no hiding what you are. Day you try, is the day you die. Stand tall, smile bright, and let ‘em wonder what secret’s making you laugh.
Stand Tall, Smile Bright
No matter what you look like, no matter what you believe that others are thinking of you, try standing tall, smiling bright and just see how many people are attracted to you. In Recovery circles there is a slogan about attraction not promotion. People can be drawn into a life of healing when they see someone who has what ‘they want’. Now go out there and make them all wonder what or Who your secret is that is giving you so much joy!