Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Maya Angelou


“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.”

                                                                    -Maya Angelou







-Maya Angelou

10 comments:

Maya • Fashion Illustration blog said...

She is unbelievable... I love her since foreven now. Love her books, love her poetry... I love the idea of a person like Maya Angelou existing!
M

Elizabeth said...

Really enjoyed this quote. Pretty sured I'm screwed however b/c I have a serious issue with tangled Christmas lights (or metal hangers for that matter)! Thanks for sharing this.

Kelly Valentine said...

Stunning photo of Miss Angelou!! Lovely quote, she is one of my favorite writers/poets. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks for following me! I've really enjoyed reading your blog today and am following you too.

xxo Kelly
Glamourous Spirit

meredith329 said...

Love that! Thanks!

Molly said...

love love love her. And that quote. What a wise woman.

matchboxmuse said...

she is such an inspirational person. lovely photo as well! that quote is so heart-warming :)

love, M

Emma said...

Great post - I have never heard before - love "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." So original & so true ;)

Marta on cocogroove said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful thoughts...have a lovely day!

Emilie said...

wauw she is so great!! thanks for sharing this :)

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sylvie of silver lining said...

ahhh, i have this very same passage on my inspiration wall. these words are pure gold in my eyes....and inspire me to live fearlessly every day :)
wonderful blog, i am still smiling as i write this...and after a long monday, that is definitely something ;)
xo,
sylvie of silver lining

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