Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom from Maya Angelou

I do like to pass on occasional words of wisdom when I hear them and these are some of the best.

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.


Judy said...

I had seen this before and I love it. I think she is such a great and wise lady.

Betty said...

One of the best things Bill Clinton did for this country was to introduce us to Maya Angelou.

Dianne said...

I always look forward to her visits on Oprah. I could listen to her speak for hours.

bobbie said...

Maya Angelou is one of my heroes. Her words are always worth listening to.

And you - you are writing blog posts faster than I can read them.

storyteller said...

I never tire of being reminded of these ‘lessons’ from Maya Angelou … what a wise woman she is. Thank you for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,