Maya Angelou was a great influence in my life and she still is. Her values, honesty, wisdom, characteristics, her belief in words are things and her poise made her the beautiful woman she was inside and out. She lived by her rules and her life tells us that, she was the HERO in her life.
In 2017 someone sent me this message below on WhatsApp and I saved it. It was meant to be one of those chain letter things. But I found it worthy of saving and would read it from time to time. But as we end Black History month and move into National Women’s Month I wanted to share her words of wisdom with you.
“Lift up your eyes upon this day breaking you. Give birth again To the dream.”
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:
‘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.’
Comment below: what is your favorite thing about Maya Angelou?