Thursday, September 17, 2009

Life Lessons

Read to the end, you will laugh just picturing it happening. I love the thoughts Maya Angelou lives by!

I didn't break the elastic...Don't break the elastic!

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. Maya is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words! She 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.'

Please share this to five phenomenal women today... If you don't...the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles!

Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking....I'm putting it on my blog.

1 comment:

Travelin'Oma said...

I loved this list of wise quotes.
Are you doing OK? I've missed you! I tried to email a few times but they came back undeliverable.

You're one of my favorite blog writers so there's a little emptiness when there's nothing there to read. No pressure. But you're ruining my life. (just kidding.)

Thanks for posting! I thought of you on your birthday (is it the 8th?) and marveled that two cute little third grade girls could turn into 60-year-old
elderly women. Inside I feel almost the same, but outside I'm feeling the pain!