Advice for Living Life (Thanks Maya Angelou)

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
February 14, 2010

This was a neat email I received that I thought was worthy of posting on my blog for all of you to read πŸ™‚


In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Β 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… her breasts. Β They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. Β 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: Β 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. Β 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 five phenomenal women today.
If you do, something good will happen: Β 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!Β 
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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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

6 Responses to “Advice for Living Life (Thanks Maya Angelou)”

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  2. LT says:

    I love May Angelou! She always has the wisest things to say. Of her many quotes this one is one of my favorites:
    β€˜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.’
    What a lovely post!

  3. letessha says:

    Nice! I’m going to send this to my friends.

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  5. Kayla says:

    I really love Maya Angelou! She’s such a phenomenal woman πŸ™‚
    This is a great email-It’s one of those forwards that’s actually WORTH forwarding. Lol
    Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

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