Thursday, May 14, 2009

Maya Angelou is my favorite--Thanks Mom!


"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
~Maya Angelou


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 an 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."
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6 comments:

Gregory and Tegan said...

Thank you for this!
Now there is some wisdom to live by.....

You are in our thoughts....

Hugs,
Tegan

lorraine mccarthy said...

we've been praying our hardest for you, amy.
we;re thinking about you every day.
Lorraine

Rick said...

.....Once Ella gets here, she will be the luckiest baby in the World. She will have a mom and dad who will love her wholeheartedly. Her life will be over flowing with joy and I know she will laugh all the time. Your letters are wonderful to read even if they make me cry. They will make a beautiful journal for Ella to cherish someday. Pain and tears are a part of life that we unfortunately have to endure. Someday this pain and weeping will be replaced with Joy and Lot of Laughter. I can't wait until that day. Love Mom

carol bryant said...

Amy and Charles

I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling...
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and little Ella.

Love
Carol

Erin Neefus said...

I have been reading your blog everyday. I can't begin to imagine what you guys are going through. I can feel your pain through the letters you write to Ella. They always make me cry but they will be a wonderful thing for Ella to read someday...for her to know how hard you fought for her...to show her just how much you love her. Don't lose faith, don't lose hope, and most importantly don't lose the love you have for Ella and for each other.

Love,
Erin Neefus (Mehl)

Anonymous said...

I work with your Mom and Dad. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers that all will work out and Ella will come home. God Bless

Gay-Ann Draper