I Still Have A Lot To Learn

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 something 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.

–Maya Angelou

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  1. #1 by scrambled7 on April 17, 2011 - 7:19 am

    Beautiful. I’ve always loved her works, whichever I had the chance to come across. Thanks for enlightening me! haha.

  2. #2 by sharonvogiatzi on April 17, 2011 - 11:47 am

    love this, Jaclyn <3

  3. #3 by monicastangledweb on April 17, 2011 - 11:56 am

    How exquisitely beautiful these sentiments are, and how true. I love visiting your blog because, to me, it’s very calming and peaceful. Thank you for reminding us about what matters!

  4. #4 by shelbyisrad on April 17, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”
    I have to work on that one.

  5. #5 by Samuel Truax on April 17, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    Stumbled here for a reason… I named my oldest daughter after Maya Angelou. This just helped me remember why :-)
    She is the class “Prime Minister” this week and one of the questions she has to answer is “Why did your parents give you your name?”… I think I will print this off and send it along with her.

    Thank-you

  6. #6 by littlecurio on April 19, 2011 - 12:10 am

    Well said! Such a wise lady… :)

  7. #7 by Raey on April 20, 2011 - 9:26 am

    i have always loved Maya Angelou. Her words always inspire me!

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