One of The Great Voices of Contemporary Literature, Poet, Educator, Historian, and Best-Selling Author
I read this, thought it was quite interesting and as a fan and admirer, wanted to share. Afterwards, I encourage you to visit the website for Dr. Maya Angelou.
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked, what she thought of growing older. And, 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 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.”
I wish I could live to 70+, so I can leave some words for the world to share. I wish I could live to 70+ and as wise as Dr. Maya Angelou, and have that contented smile for the people around.
Life is the best teacher. Life is the best classroom. Life is the best stage for us to be who we are.