Words of Wisdom from Maya Angelou

mayaangelou0909Couple things I have to tell you first:

I am a real sucker for words of wisdom from people that have proven their value by growing older with style and grace – and Maya Angelou is definitely one of them!

And – I don’t send around mass emails! You know the ones that tell you that you need to send the message to at least 10 people to get your wish granted , be happy forever or become rich.

I am making an exception today. Good friend of mine sent me the email this morning  – I read it and loved it! And since this site is all about sharing, not only did I decide to spread the original email message around, I want to share it with all of you. Please read on, ponder those words of wisdom and have a beautiful day!

Don’t break the elastic!
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.’

Please send this to phenomenal women you know today…If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman’s self-esteem…
If you don’t…the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles!

Believe me, I didn’t take any chances on MY elastic breaking….I sent it to a lot of special women I care for

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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