Saturday, May 8, 2010


Oh blimey, it is only the month of May and I am overwhelmed with bezillion stuff. Some are tough, some do not seem to be encouraging but life goes on. I am grateful that I still have the courage and ability to go through my daily task (however mundane it can be), put up with trying & tiresome plus ever so crappy characters and those darn KL traffic!!! Essentially, I was reading something that Dr. Maya Angelou wrote. As a fan and admirer of her, I wanted to share her write-up/poem.

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked, what she thought of growing older. And, she 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."


  1. Did not see this earlier. I like the Maya Angelou quote in the end, people will always remember how you make them feel. As such, it is very important to always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Words do hurt people's feelings. However, sometimes, now that I am attuned, I do not want to bother cause I am in control of my thoughts and therefore my feelings.