Friday, December 5, 2008

What I Know for Sure (Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou was recently on Oprah. Oprah has a thing about asking what people know for sure. Maya 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.

(Scroll down to January 13th to see MY list of what I know for sure - What do YOU know for sure?)


Salt H2O said...

I know for sure that if I put a red sock in with my whites- I will be sleeping on pink sheets for years...

Jeri10 said...

You're hilarious. I actually knew a gal that never sorted her laundry. She had pink tee shirts and she had no idea how they got that way. Seriously. (She also used to wash her dog with Tide detergent - poor dog had the worst case of "dandruff" you ever saw). Her vet asked her if she washed her hair with Tide. Then suggested she use shampoo on her dog as well. Poof. Problem solved.)