Monday, 28 June 2010

Food for thought

( Picture- Seattle 2009)

Maya Angelou

'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.'


Ladybird World Mother said...

Now THAT is what I needed to hear. Thanks, Jo... I have googled Maya Angelou... what a sound and wise person she is. I loved the one about how you can tell someone by how they handle tangled Christmas lights!! xxx

Snowdrop said...

Well said - I like that one!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, such wise words!!!
But still, I have issues with tangled Christmas lights. :0

Loopin said...

Having the patience to untangle Christmas lights, or a fishing line, or whatever scrambled threads or wires can bring its rewards.

That was lovely, and inspirational.

Clippy Mat said...

oh-oh lost luggage once sent me over the EDGE.
and I stay away from Christmas Lights. I'd just throw them all back in the box if they were tangled.
Rainy Days. I can handle them.
phew, one out of three aint bad eh?
Great Post Jo. Words to live by.
hugs to you,
Pat :-)

Maggie May said...

I love this post and could identify with much of it.
I do love untangling string or wool, but can't remember how I get on with Christmas lights.

Hoping you are doing alright, health wise.
Maggie X

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