Friday, September 12, 2008


This is a rant so yes, expect some baking to follow shortly! My day started out pretty decent. It's Friday so naturally I'm pretty stoked about the weekend. I have a new cleaning lady and she started today so again, looking forward to going home to a clean, fresh house. I have gym time with John tonight and this is more of a love/hate situation but whatever, he's kicking my tush into shape and for that, I am UBER thankful. Anydrama, my day and somewhat of a positive chi instantly takes a turn for the toilet because of some news that I received from a friend. And honestly, all of this could have been avoided had things been handled differently but it wasn't and that is where I was...annoyed, driving in circles and not heading to my meeting as I should have been.

So I get back to the office and I have a few e-mails waiting for me. One in particular is from my former Ops Mgr. and it's a forward but I read it anyway. It was one of those e-mails that changed my perspective on the day and I am thankful that Andria sent it. Here...I'll share it with you...

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.
Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting.' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every 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 is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

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.'

So there it is...and I'm not a huge Maya fan but sometimes the old girl catches my eye. I am humbled and calmed down and too old to deal with those shenanigans. Ok, back to my peppy, positive Friday!


Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to keep this one and read it every now and then!

Courtney said...

Haha yeah. What's your twitter address and I will add you!