Words of Wisdom from Maya Angelou


I recently received a well-circulated email with these wonderful words from Maya Angelou's appearance on Oprah, who asked her about growing older.

She said it was 'exciting...'Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day.....like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

Maya Angelou also shared these lessons, which are great reminders for our personal lives as well as how we impact those around us:

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back..'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn..'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

~Sarah~thankful to those who so willing share their wisdom~

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Comment by Marianne on November 30, 2009 at 1:15pm
Thanks, Sarah. I really enjoy Maya's work/words of wisdom.

Marianne

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