22 June 2008

The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou

In April, of last year, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her
74th 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 also 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.”

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we might
as well dance.

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