Rest in Peace Dr. Maya Angelou

source: mayaangelou.com
source: mayaangelou.com

Dr. Maya Angelou

April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

“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.”

“I encourage courtesy. To accept nothing less than courtesy and to give nothing less than courtesy. If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent.”

“I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all.”

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8 thoughts on “Rest in Peace Dr. Maya Angelou”

  1. She was/is such an inspiration. I had the great fortune of seeing her at a local university many years ago. What an electric night 🙂 Thanks for posting this, Melissa.

  2. These words are all we need as our compass for life. How privileged we were to have her walk among us. May we all commit to paying forward her wisdom and integrity.

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