In April, Maya Angelou ( not the picture above) 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.'
This post was sent to me by a friend through email and it supposed to be shared to others. So I am sharing this to you! Pictures are mine except the old woman.
Nice Pictures. Thanks for sharing Ms. Joy :)
Wow! Thanks sa pag share ^_^ ganda ng nilalaman nito.... idagdag pa ang beautiful pictures...Nagustuhan ko ito - 'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.' Godbless po!
Thanks JonDmur. Bless you too!
Love, love, love the message. So good to hear such message first thing in the morning! Thank you for sharing. Really worth-remembering!
Welcome Ric. Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!
Hahaha thanks for the humor on the first photo. Love the flowers sis.Color Connection's linky is up now, thanks for joining last week.
There's a lot of truth and wisdom there, one section I have used as a quote in a book I recently made too.
Thanks pieces of sunshine:)
What a beautiful thought! Napa-isip ako ng malalim dun sa how to handle a a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.. mga simpleng bagay na pang-test ng temper, hehe! Ang cute ni lola sa first pic.. Loved the pink roses too! :)
Me rin napagusip sa mga thuoghts joanne:)
ito yung picture niya. http://www.gloss.co.nz/Community/Quotes/Maya-Angelou-on-getting-older.html
Thanks. I had her picture, pero nawaeala pag pinost ko, kaya nilagyan ko na lang ng iba:)
I fear getting old but we all get there, I just wish I'd be able to age gracefully. Love the message of this post.
Yes, malapit na ko being fifty:)
Love the photos and thoughts. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Eden. Have a nice week end!
I guess there's always a silver lining in things we think are not good enough for us. And that includes getting old.
I guess so Anne. Have a nice week!
Thank you! It so special ...
Glad you like them Jedidja
Great flowers, exquisite texture. Beautiful colors. I like. Very funny portrait.
Thanks Leovi for visiting:)
What a lovely inspiring message with beautiful photos! I love that first photo. Too funny. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post at A Bouquet of Talent. So happy to have you again this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. XOXO
Thanks for visiting cathy! Actually my entry to your blog is " things I do in between. But thanks that this post is nice enough to link with Abot!
I like the wisdom in her perspectives....thanks!
Welcome ann marie and have a nice week-end.
Thanks for sharing such wisdom to us, Joy. I believe she is a happy and compassionate person. Something we need in this life, whether rich or poor, young or old or wherever we are. It always boil down to how we approach anything.May you be blessed always. Beautiful flowers and good shots.
Thanks sis Lolita and God's blessing be unto you always:)
Very lovely flowers.
Lovely inspiring message and beautiful photos!
Thanks birgitta:) have a nice week-end
Really witty and funny about her breasts racing towards her waist :)Nice thoughts and pretty flowers - always refreshing to visit your blog.God bless Ms Joy, thanks! :)
Thanks and God bkess youv too Zaizai:)
Beautiful post! Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks Gunilla. Same to you!
Thanks for sharing, there is lots of great messages to take note of
Thanks Pearl Maple:)
you have a good sense of humor,Joy. I love how you find all this quotes and post it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.BTW- yong photo ko tagal na yon 2011 pag-uwi ko nakita ko habang naglilinis ako ng pc ko. I miss home and want to go home but am not sure when parang malabo ako next year. sigh :(
Your pictures are lovely and the words are wise. Magaling ka magpaiyak, Joy. :-)
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are very well appreciated. It is like a cold glass water in a warm sunny day! Blessings.