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Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah saw

Posted by jujube on September 28, 2004, at 10:34:53

In reply to Maya Angelou said to Oprah, posted by saw on September 22, 2004, at 2:09:17

Words to live by!! Thanks for sharing that.

Tamara

> In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Maya
> really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life. 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 everyday...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. "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 handled 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 second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't
> go through life with catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw
> something 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."
>
> Sabrina


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