from Maya Angelou’s interview with Oprah

I like to read this regularly as I find it inspirational, and today, Christmas Day 2013 I thought I’d share it with you:

Last year, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.
  Maya is a real 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.
  She 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

  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. “


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