Thought I would share this

fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1

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 an 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."


  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    words to live by
    thanks for sharing!

  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    cats_toy said:

    words to live by
    thanks for sharing!


    they truly are words i wish everyone would live by...thanks for reminding me.
    hugs, jackie
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    thanks for sharing. I especially like the last one!! :) Pammy
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Thank you for sharing what Maya has Learned
    Every statement is so true and wise. I wish I had seen Maya on Oprah. Maybe I will add a visit to the library or bookstore this weekend.

    Thanks, Steff.