Monday, May 12, 2008


I received an email from my niece the other day (one of those forwarded emails) and thought I'd pass it on to you.

It was about Maya Angelou, author. I've read some of her books and enjoyed them.

This was part of the email:

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."


Donna said...

Isn't she wonderful?! So wise and so's a hug from me to you....hug!

Joan said...

I can't believe how timely those words were today. Shows you how you somehow find things when they're needed. Thank you for that post.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just perfect. She says the "bestest" things :-) Rosie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love the one about lost luggage, tangled Christmas lights and rainy days. Finally made it to the beach and it was so cool to have Ben with us.

Beverly said...

I love this piece, and there are lessons to be realized.

Thanks for sharing.

Abby Creek Art said...

She is so full of amazing wisdom and beautiful words. Thanks for sharing that, Donna.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have been a fan of Maya for years now. This is a great piece of her writing...Thanks for sharing this Donna!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Donna, she is one of my favorite writers, thinkers, poets. Everything she says makes you stop and embrace the words. Karen