A friend sent this to me taken from a birthday interview Oprah did with Maya Angelou.  I thought it was beautiful and worth sharing.  Here is a bit of what Maya Angelou had to say:

'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.'


have a happy weekend,


  1. Wow. . .to be that wise!

    Love the catcher's mitt one and also the one about handling rainy days,etc. . .

    Have a good weekend!

  2. So many of these hit home....I feel like they could be written all over my walls as a gentle reminder (we all need one of those occasionally). I love the one about how a person handles rainy days, lost luggage and tree lights - guilty!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following....nice to see you.

  3. These are great. I'm glad you posted them. Maya Angelou is so inspiring to me!

    My favorite quote from Maya:

    I did then what I knew how to do, and when I knew better, I did better.


  4. Great quotes to live by!!
    Thanks for the reminder...

  5. Love all these Cindy...especially the last one and the one about reaching out to someone everday. Thanks for your kind comment yesterday.

  6. This is one of my favorites! Hope you have a great week!