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Friday, March 15, 2013

What Maya Angelou Has Taught Me

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.  Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
~Maya Angelou
I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.  It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.  Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. 
~Maya Angelou

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives. 
~Maya Angelou
Remember people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions.  You may have a heart of gold --- but so does a hard-boiled egg.
~ Maya Angelou
Sometimes the people whom we've known for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we've known forever.
~Maya Angelou
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
~Maya Angelou
Any book that helps a child to form the habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
~Maya Angelou

xoxo,





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8 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful quotations. Your daughters are cute and the oldest two look like twins.

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  2. Such a poignant post. I assume you just lost someone you loved, cared for, deeply?

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    1. The Agronomist's grandmother. She was 94 and lived a wonderful life with a legacy that will last for many generations to come.

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  3. Lovely post. Lovely girls. Your "baby" is such a young lady now.

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  4. amen, sister. beautiful post.

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  5. Love these and the pics you've put with them! The hard boiled egg one made me smile.

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  6. Great quotes. And photos.
    She is a wise woman!

    =)

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  7. Oh what wonderful quotes.

    I love the hard-boiled egg comment!

    All your observations are wonderful!

    This was quite relevant for me today. I'm so glad I stopped in.

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