Maya Angelou’s thoughts on getting older

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by Clinically Clueless

In April 2009, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ 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 day…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!

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.’

Share some lesson that you  have learned about life.

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  1. Jim says:

    Tom Jones is another example of a 70+ with an attitude! Wise words and thanks for sharing again…


  2. This is very good…I always have to remember to follow my intuition and my heart.
    .-= ClinicallyClueless´s last blog ..Through My Eyes I cant be gay- Im a Christian- =-.

  3. This was too funny. Each generation especially of celebrities have their own vices and addictions and most look back and talk about what a mistake they made. It is too bad that we don’t usually have that kind of retrospective attitude earlier in life, but then again wisdom really does come from age.
    .-= ClinicallyClueless´s last blog ..Through My Eyes I cant be gay- Im a Christian- =-.

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