Friday, August 14, 2009

Words of Wisdom by Maya Angelou

One of the Wild Women of the Universe readers, Bonnie, sent this to me over the weekend. I thought it was so full of wisdom and inspiration that I wanted to share it with you.

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, 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.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:
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.
**I really liked this one (about making a decision with an open heart). When I tune in and listen with my heart, the answers are all right there.

Which one(s) hit home for you?

The painting above is by Cynthia Rose Young.
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3 comments:

JamieD said...

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

And not just in regards to my job, but my life in general. Some of the things I feel like are 'have to's' really aren't.

And, of course, learning that I have a lot more to learn . . .

Lavender Luz said...

I like the one you like.

You surprised?

Me either.

MentorTAZ said...

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.

I know this is true in regards how "I Feel" so from this day forward I intend to leave people feeling better than they did before they heard me or saw me. And So It Is.

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