Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sharing Maya's Wisdom...

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 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 th at 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.'

Special thanks to sis-in-law Carolyn for emailing this to me!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

She really has some excellent advice and adages, doesn't she?

Oh, I have to remark on the picture on your header...I see jack o'lanterns!!! On the door!


I see 4 generations of tiny turnip noses! Oh my, I have laughed so hard I cried...I'm not laughing AT the noses, I'm laughing WITH them...okay, I'm laughing at them...they are so tiny...

Buttercup said...

Can't read this enough or look at your wonderful picture. I get such a good feeling every time I stop by and visit.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

what great advice, and today I sure needed it especially this one...

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'
Thank you for sharing this with us,
And I too love your header picture, such a great family.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Stop by my blog and pick up a "gift" I have for hope you don't mind.

Chatty Crone said...

I have read that before and I absolutely love it. She sounds like she would be so interesting to talk to in person - wouldn't she?

Amrita said...

Hi Corgidogmama, I read your comments on Penni 's blog and came to say hi. Love these quotes by May Angelou. Would like to read her books but none of them are available here. Very few people know her in India.

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