Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts kickstarted the morning of her 714,000 Instagram followers with a quote that her mother Lucimarian Tolliver often shared.
The inspirational message was one of overcoming the past and going into the future with excitement and promise, as seen in the caption of the post below. Robin appears alongside Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos as co-host of the news and entertainment series.
The clip was taken in her dressing room where many personal effects could be seen scattered about. This included a fun pillow that had the words "Yas Kween" written multiple times across the front. Also visible were many books, family photographs, and images of special places and keepsakes.
Robin shared her mother's words of wisdom which had carried her through many difficult moments in her life.
She asked her fans how many people would lift themselves out of bad habits if they quit making excuses and feeling sorry for themselves, and instead started pressing forward.Robin read a spiritual message and explained that everyone has lingering issues and disorders that affect their lives, but she stressed that God was waiting on them and that change could happen.
She then said a prayer for the power of releasing old thinking, habits, excuses, and disorders that would keep a person from being their best, and instead letting go of the old and embracing the new. This statement caused her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, and others in her dressing room to cheer in appreciation.
"Let's do this," Robin encouraged her followers.
Most days of the workweek, she reads messages of encouragement from her phone to help Instagram users gain focus for their day. While she has connected with her followers on social media for years, during the early days of the pandemic when Robin broadcast from her Connecticut home, she found that these daily messages resonated with her fans and connected with them on a personal level. It has been a practice she has continued ever since.
The youthful 60-year-old wore a cozy-looking black and cream sweater. This was paired with creamy-toned dress pants, several bracelets, a large geometric-shaped gold ring, a pendant on her neck, and hoop earrings.
Robin's fans were grateful for her mother's message of hope and Robin's corresponding inspirational statement.
"Robin, thank you. Every morning I listen to your prayer and it carries me through the days. I even have my husband and sons listen too. God bless," penned one follower.
"Your momma said great things! Just what I need to continue to push forward. 'We are not prisoners of the past ' thank you beautiful Robyn," wrote a second fan.