Maya Angelou’s Thoughts on Getting Older
Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring everyday,.
. . 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 was such a simple and honest woman with so much wisdom in her words.
Because of all that, I share these thoughts by Maya Angelou
“When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn’t hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I’ve set my body free.
There’s the comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.
And how about those pantyhose-
They’re sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print’s been getting smaller;
And it wasn’t very long ago
I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to gray
And my skin no longer fits.
On the inside, I’m the same old me.
It’s the outside’s changed a bit.
But, on a positive note . . .
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,
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.”