Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What I've learned so far!



I have been in a small funk these past few days, maybe it's the weather(rainy), maybe it's lack of sleep... or maybe it's just the ebb and flow of my life these days.
I sometimes feel that I should be doing more, that I should live bigger, larger. I feel guilty for not doing something new and fun every minute, "Carpe diem" my friends say.
While surfing the net today, I found these quotes by Maya Angelou. Then a funny thing happened, I realized that I was having fun, I am living my life and I am communicating and sharing ideas.
It may not be everybody's idea of fun, but I'm Ok with that.
I'm happy now,I'll worry about tomorrow,...tomorrow!

"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."

Maya Angelou

15 comments:

  1. The post and the delightful photo were a bright spot in another rainy day here (over three weeks, just a few days of sun in all that time). How inspiring and thought-provoking the verses are. Thanks for brightening my day Peggy!

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  2. great thoughts, don't you just love blogging...

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  3. First off, your header is gorgeous! For another, I've always felt you lived life large, Peg. You've always given 100% of yourself and made everybody happy!

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  4. Hey..I've shared your funk. My post before the owl story kind of is an attempt to explain my malaise. I loved the quotes. Many are uplifting and/or funny. They helped...thanks, Peg!

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  5. I love Maya Angelou ... she is a wise woman.

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  6. I think we all have days like that, darn it! You have a marvelous blog and you are an inspiration with your laughter and ability to see past the dark side.

    I know I have to sit down and take stock of all the wonderful things in my life and I do, as you know, the quote thing every evening because they help me keep focused.

    I'm just so glad I've had the opportunity to get to know you in this wonderful blogging land!

    And I love Maya Angelou, too!

    Your header is gorgeous, by the way!

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  7. What an amazing photo in your header. It shouts "yes, things will be better tomorrow". I'm sorry you've been in a funk, but that happens to most of us. When you measured yourself by your own standards and not someone elses, you discovered you were happy and productive. There's a lesson in there.

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  8. Cheryl and Ashton;

    Thank you for bringing sunshine to me! Hope the sun comes out for you today. I think we have a good chance of one here!

    Lin;

    I do just love blogging, you all are really here for me!

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  9. Awe Kay;

    You make me cry, Thank you!

    PS.. thank you for liking the header.

    Mare;

    I'm glad that you could relate to my post...I know that may sound selfish, but it made me feel not alone!

    Daria;

    Thank you for stopping by, I'm hoping that you're feeling better!

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  10. Sylvia;

    Thank you so much for your sweet sweet comments. I feel the same way about you and what you bring to my life everyday with your witty cartoons and your beautiful quotes and photos. You post so many different ideas and beautiful words that I just let them just fill me up!

    Linda R:

    My husband said a similar thing to me. Don't let someone else define what makes you happy!
    I thought my header said the same thing...thank you for interpreting the way you did!

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  11. Sorry, been having computer issues due to lightning...thankfully the Internet provider corrected it free of charge.

    Yep, I totally understand. I've been reading the book "In The Hot Zone: 1 Man, 1 Year, 20 conflicts" by Kevin Sites. He's like a one man reporting tornado whose self proclaimed mission is to make Americans see that conflict lies past our borders. It's fascinating, even in a sad way sometimes, because rather than all business journalist, you see the humanity shine through. He's also been on a reality show recently, "Expedition Africa" and his kindness is just so evident.
    Ironically today I read a passage where he wonders if he is making a difference in life.

    I had to smile while thinking, "Yes. You made me stop and take another look at the world."

    We effect others in the most wonderful ways sometimes. You made me feel better just by sharing what you feel...something we've all felt before.

    So we're not alone. Nice thought.

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  12. Hope;

    Always love your comments,you write with such passion.and also a bonus for me, now I have a new book to read! Have a great weekend!

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  13. This is a fine post. I find great comfort these days in the small ebb and flow of life.

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  14. Maya Angelou always seems to get it just right, I love you kitty's..
    thanks for an interesting read...
    Alli xx

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  15. Thanks Alli for visiting and leaving a message.
    So nice to mee you!

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