Maya Angelou  

LabioBent 104M
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6/20/2006 4:04 am

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Maya Angelou

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70th 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 her breasts.

"They seem to be in a race to see which will reach my 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."

Please send this to five phenomenal people today.

If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another persons self-esteem.

If you don't...the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles! Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking....I sent it to a lot of special people I care for.


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/20/2006 5:16 am

I loved this post! I laughed...and I learned. And I truly do believe the one about learning something about a persons character about how they deal with tangled Christmas lights!

mm0206 68F
7767 posts
6/20/2006 10:28 am

Tangled christmas tree lights....
my specialty..

lost luggage.. I sat in deltas customer service for 4 hours in Atlanta waiting for some assurance that my luggage would be found that day and it was... and the handles on two of 4 cases were broken... they returned them in two days repaired ... but I still was frustrated.... I took AA back to Houston....

and of course my feelings on rainy days are well known...

Thanks Labio...

rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
6/20/2006 12:22 pm

Appreciating your presence in my life and...

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Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

HBowt2 58F

6/20/2006 4:49 pm

thanks labio...needed one of these today...

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