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Maya Angelou on her 70+ birthday

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In April, Oprah interviewed Maya Angelou 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 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."

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All I can say is WOW!

I strive to be half the person she is!

I strive to be half as honest she is!

I strive to be a better person to have heard her speak!

I strive to learn everyday!

I strive to half the insight she has as a person!

I strive to be a better person, each and every day!

I strive to be a better person!

I strive to listen!

I strive to hear!

I strive to learn, each and every day!

I strive to enjoy each day!

Lynne

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A very fine, regal woman. May we all hold our chin up as high as she always does.

Thank you for posting her words, she is always a thought provoking voice!

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