Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Sunday Blessings

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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. 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 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."
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Now....don't you feel blessed??? I'm also blessed with the world's most patient and generous husband!! He's rolling with this new "stamping thing" quite well and even played a bit with me last night. I made a pretty cool card last night but I can't show it off because the recipient needs to get it first!! OH!! Before I forget, again!, someone tagged me for a "meme" but I don't remember who.......so, I'm sorry hun!

7 comments:

Heatherlyn said...

Maya Angelou is a wise woman. I really liked her thoughts on how you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle rainy days, tangled Christmas lights, and lost luggage. I bet it is true!

Andrea said...

So many great quotes. I hope your weekend has been fabulous!

babyrocasmama said...

Great post. I just love Maya Angelou. She's brilliant. Such a wise, loving woman.

Mary said...

She is one of my all-time favorite authors. She never ceases to amaze with her wit & wisdom.

Cassie said...

What a great post for "Sunday Blessings". She is such an amazing person. I cried when I saw her interview on the Early Show (CBS). It is an interview about Obama, but whichever side of the political circus you relate to, you should check it out. It is filled with words of joy for everyone.

I'll give you this link, because the video isn't filled with commercials!

Lilly's Life said...

Love tht post and those wise words. I am going to print them out to read again. Thanks!!! Happy stamping..

ChicagoLady said...

Maya Angelou is a very wise, thoughtful, and well-spoken woman. I've seen that before, but there are so many positive things to keep in mind, that I don't mind reading it many times over.