Thursday, March 12, 2009

Words of Wisdom

I received some beautiful Maya Angelou thoughts from my friend Barbara Bionda. There are valuable lessons in these wise words.

'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.'

*this one is my favorite...
'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.'


Annie said...

These are wonderful. I love the "tangled Christmans lights" one! So true.

María I. said...

I loved reading these lovely quotes first thing in the morning. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the garage sale.

Marcia said...

I like to visit your blog for the lovely thoughts and pictures that I find here.

flygirl said...

Barb, I wanted to tell you (again - probably) how inspirational your blog is - I look forward to reading it. Love these quotes. I keep a file of quotes and poems that I come across in reading, blogging, etc. Maya Angelou writings are thought provoking. Thanks. Look forward to your next entries. Menehune

Sandrac said...

Barb, that last one really resonates -- I also think it's my favourite!

Anonymous said...

Barb, I just loved all these wonderful words.. they seem like they could be yours... your friend Lynda

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