Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Witty Wednesday # 21 Wise Words

In April (98?), Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.

Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting.' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every 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.'

After being sent this I did some research and realise that she is a great lady I now want to read her book 'I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing'

Now moving in a totally different direction this next item was sent from the pub by john and before you look I am an animal lover....


I'm sending these graphic pictures of overdose victims not for shock value, but rather in the hope that you will have a frank discussion with friends and family about respecting moderation, understanding limits, and knowing when to just walk away.


This did NOT have to happen ...

(parental discretion advised)

And the BEST for last - - -
Actually my dog ocassionally tried to drink the loo water and she stole choc from a bedroom cupboard, if I'd had a dishwasher when we had her I'm sure she would have licked plates clean (there was the time she ate embee's dinner- I think I wrote about that) and there was a time when she got a lot bit overweight and I had to slim her down so maybe it's worth thinking about healthy diets for the pets we love.

It's mid-week again so not long until the weekend whatever you are doing I hope it's fun.... me I've got laundry and boring chores to do but I'm going for swim this afternoon.

September 26th 2006: Aching Legs

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At 26/9/07 14:33, Anonymous Lisa said...

I've never read that book, either, I'll have to look for it. Her outlook on life is really down-to-earth and refreshing.
(That yellow Lab looks like my Moose when he was a puppy!)

At 26/9/07 15:11, Blogger Myanderings said...

I love the pics! I have a white Boxer who can ferret out chocolate anywhere in my house. I suppose I should thank her for helping me with my non-self-control.

At 26/9/07 15:16, Blogger Asha said...

I love Maya Angelou's voice,so powerful! Do you know she lives about 20miles from here in Winston Salem and she teaches in local college?
LOVE the pet pics, so funny! With a beer and remote and that pose!!:D

At 26/9/07 16:11, Blogger john.g. said...

Well put together Chris!

At 26/9/07 19:18, Blogger her indoors said...

a very wise woman indeed. i mearly didnt look at the photos, thought yikes dont like animal cruelity but i as so glad i scrolled down LMAO

At 26/9/07 20:51, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

yes, Maya Angelou is a very wise woman.

those pics are priceless! I've seen most before - but the one with the Charpei (?) and the towels is too funny.

At 27/9/07 04:14, Anonymous Robin said...

Ahhhh! I love that last fatcat photo; I actually used it on my blog (I think last Thanksgiving) to sum up how I felt after a large family dinner.

I just hope it's not how I looked! ;)

At 27/9/07 08:53, Blogger Barbara said...

Congrats on a years worth of posts. I've enjoyed every one of them. Lovely to read of your time with Sam and Fred last week. Now I must get back out in the sun.

At 27/9/07 19:53, Blogger frannie said...

those quotes from Maya Angelou have always been some of my favorites. such a beautiful post to include them!

and I love that you showed us a different form of wit.

At 27/9/07 22:37, Blogger ChrisB said...

barbara lucky you it's suddenly gone very cold here so enjoy the sun and think of us shivering!

At 27/9/07 22:37, Blogger ChrisB said...

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At 29/9/07 07:16, Blogger my4kids said...

I've read alot of quotes from Maya Angeloo but haven't actually read her book, I would like to someday though.
I've seen the picks of the pets before they are pretty funny, I really like the kitten laying on the food one!

At 1/10/07 22:48, Blogger Changes in the Wind said...

Love these pictures!

At 2/10/07 08:41, Blogger ChrisB said...

changes in the wind thanks for dropping by.


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