Inspirational Women – Maya Angelou

There has been so much written about Maya Angelou that I’m fairly sure you will have heard or seen this before, but it’s so lovely and inspirational I make no apology for reproducing it once again. Enjoy and share with those you care about!

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. Maya replied that it was ‘exciting…’

And she also said:
‘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.’

This link will take you to Maya’s official site. And incidentally, Maya is now in her eighties and still phenomenal!


Posted on May 26th, 2010 by

2 Responses to “Inspirational Women – Maya Angelou”

  1. I don’t know how you come up with such intersting posts. Thanks for this one. Interesting and enlightening

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