Living This Life



“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

One of the Team Pepper prompts suggests finding a quote which says how you want to live your life and explaining it.  There’s not a lot I can add to this, except to say keep learning,  Keep laughing.  Be happy with your “now”.



9 thoughts on “Living This Life

  1. There is a special space in my hear for Maya. A big space. She is someone I have followed for many years yet not enough years. Quite a few years back I had the good fortune of seeing her perform and I could swear that her heart was speaking directly to mine. Seeing her words of wisdom here simply made my day.

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  2. I, along with…everyone?…loved “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. But with much of her poetry and “pithy” sayings: Maya Angelou never did it for me. The pith, to me, seemed lite.

    Yes. I went there.

    What she says here about your parents? DEEPLY offensive to me, and I’m willing to bet to countless other survivors of abuse more horrible than mine. A level of I-know-better-than-thee that is, frankly, disgusting.


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