LIFE GOES ON


I saw this on Kelli Murray's blog and can't get it out of my head. Oh that Maya Angelou...

"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 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."
- Maya Angelou 

41 comments:

  1. Thank you for your comment ;)
    Fantastic post!

    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/

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  2. love this quote! it's one of my favorites!

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  3. An amazing quote. How are some people so wise?

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    1. I don't know. But I kind of love that people like this come around ever so often. It lets us appreciate them that much more!
      xx

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  4. What a lovely quote.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Amazing quote!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. This was beautiful.

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  7. Gah, oh Maya. She sure was something. This will always be one of my favorite quotes. I love how you can pick it apart and learn literally 10 different things. Or keep it all together for a nice, comforting message. Thank you for this, especially today.

    xo!
    www.littleladychang.blogspot.com

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  8. This was something I needed to read today. Thank you.

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  9. such a beautiful quote. so much wisdom she had to share with us.

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  10. This lady is surely missed - her wisdom and ability with words were like none other. Thank you for sharing one of my favs from her!

    Love and light,
    Jessica

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  11. Beautiful words from a truly beautiful person.

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  12. Such amazing words. Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite passages! xo, Kelly

    http://asideofsweet.com

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  13. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words- they are truly comforting.

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  14. This is so beautiful - thanks for sharing. What wonderful inspiration! Love Maya Angelou!! xoxo

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  15. Beautiful quote with a stunning picture! Holy moly! You're darling!

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    1. Aw, thanks girly! That means so much! :)
      xx

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  16. gorgeous quote and gorgeous photo!

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  17. I totally needed this today. Printing it out and reading it multiple times. Thanks love.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  18. I love this & I totally needed it today... struggling today for sure so thank you TJ
    xo

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  19. Beautifully said.. the words are needed and that picture is just stunning TJ! so inspiring.

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  20. wonderful reminder. i like the part about not living your life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.

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  21. I adore this quote. such great reminder! thanks, tj!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  22. So beautiful! Thanks a lot for sharing this quote, TJ! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  23. I love Maya Angelou. There is a beauty about her that only a select few ever possess. We're so lucky to have had such an inspirational woman in our lifetime. I think this will sit with me most: "I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision." Beautiful.

    TJ, I also wanted to let you know what an inspiration you are to me. It means so much to me when you come and visit my blog, take time to read my words. But I also wanted you to know that you are someone that I look up to tremendously. I know we experience a lot of the same things being a blogger, but in my eyes you are so wildly successful. Lightyears beyond what I'm doing. All of your content is so intentional and beautiful. So please don't ever give up this dream (if that's what you hope to do), because you truly are inspiring so many people - myself included.

    Also- I call them duckbumps because my teacher in 4th grade was from England and she did. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. And it just stuck :) XOXO

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    1. Best comment ever. You just made my day 1,000 times better! Thanks for spreading the love and support girl.
      ALSO, that is brilliant! Definitely need to start calling them duckbumps now ;)
      xx

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  24. this is perfect.

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  25. This is just everything; want to frame this and put it up on my wall.
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/paris-chronicles-maxi-loving.html

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  26. "people will never forget how you made them feel." this part has always been my favorite. perfect. beautiful.

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