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Wise words on growing older by an inspiring 70 year old!


Article by Fabafterfifty

Maya AngelouI was sent this by my cousin, and decided this was the easiest way to share it!

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

And, there on television, she said it was ‘exciting…’

Regarding body changes, she said therewere 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 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.’

I don’t know which ‘wise woman’ pulled it together so well to share with us.
But I’d like to say a big thank you to her  and to my cousin Alison for sending to me and of course the biggest thank you goes to Maya Angelou.

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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  1. antoinette . (@divasupermum)

    December 3, 2011

    such wonderful wise words,

  2. Jo Carroll

    June 26, 2014

    Maybe we should ask our politicians to deal with tangled Christmas tree lights – vote for the one who manages without a tantrum.

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