I got this beautiful email with some great quotes from Maya Angelou. Thank you Vicki.
In April, 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.'
Aren't they great!
I like the one about lost luggage, rainy days and tangled Christmas lights. I always say it doesn't matter if I lose my luggage as long as I get to buy all new stuff to replace what I lost. Therefore I never put my camera, passport etc in the luggage - I carry it aboard. I love rainy days! Enough said! But I have to admit I dread the annual putting up of the Christmas tree as it is always my job to get the lights ready and Gregory puts them up! I stress just thinking about it! Will have to change my approach to that then hey??
Anyway the boys and I are off to a homeschool camp over at Anglesea (south of Geelong on the Great Ocean Road) for a week, leaving tomorrow, so I may be missing for a little while. I plan on taking the laptop, so if the mobile internet thingy is playing fair I will post some photos, if not you will all have to wait until I return.
Ciao for now!