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Thursday, June 25, 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.'

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    Great blog! emoticon emoticon
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  • KV711LAW
    My Friend!

    You lift me Up!

    So Thrilled to be sharing this journey with YOU!

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    4171 days ago
    I love the quotes. Thanks for sharing
    4225 days ago
    Christy thanks for sharing the interview I have not had the change to see it and I really like it.I borrow it and added to my face page which is quite empty
    Hope you don't mind
    Marta Nydia
    4227 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/25/2009 9:44:29 AM
    I loved this.. thank you so much.
    4227 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114604
    Oh i like Maya Angelou a lot..she is one very wise and smart Lady..thanks so much for the Quotes...thanks for your Blog..and "Yes"..the one about Breasts...made me laugh and i can relate to also...sighs...lol...sighs.. emoticon emoticon
    4227 days ago
    Love it!

    I love the breast line (I can relate) and the Christmas tree light line (difference between men & women really. why is it so hard to fold them neatly??)

    Thanks for a smile!

    4228 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2702433
    That is so true!
    4228 days ago
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