Friday, June 09, 2006

Thoughts on Life

I received this message by email last week and it spoke a lot of truth. It's been a month of real reflection for me and really truly looking to where I need to be in this walk of life. I've been reflecting on what God's calling me to do and how I can best live my life with grace, patience, love and integrity. I'm finding that there are definitely times when this isn't an easy task, but it's a necessary one, in order to shine God's love in the purest form I can!

In April, of last year, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 74th birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting."

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."

1 John 4:16 (NIRV)
So we know that God loves us. We depend on it. God is love. Anyone who leads a life of love shows that he is joined to God. And God is joined to him.


Internet Street Philosopher said...

Amen. Come by the blog later.

M. C. Pearson said...

I've heard this before. Great wisdom!

curious servant said...

That was nice.

audrey` said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Cinder :)