I have so many posts buzzing around in my head at the moment, just dying to be written, as well as lots of bloggy ideas I'm looking forward to introducing to you. However, The Great Unpack has resumed again (it's taking forever with life's little interruptions and the combined efforts of the pixies) and with the entire contents of countless boxes strewn all over the dining room floor and table, I need to devote my energies elsewhere.
After my recent post with a quotation of St Thérèse of Lisieux, I think I might make 'Some Saturday soul food' a weekly feature. I relish sharing the wonderful life insights of others and find so many inspirational thoughts in my trips down Blogland's Alice-in-Wonderland-rabbitholes.
Today I thought I'd share some thoughts of the inimitable Maya Angelou with you. I'm only just discovering more about her but am enjoying what I've read so far. Here is one of her better-known quotations:
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 they handle 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 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.
Lovely sentiments, aren't they? Goodness, every single one resonates with me.
The first reminds me of the arduous nights of sleep-deprivation Mr PB and I have endured since arriving on Planet Baby.
The second brings to mind Mr PB and I stuck in Dublin Airport on an icy winter day in December 1994, watching the luggage carousel go round and round, with our luggage failing to appear! A 5 hour wait for it then ensued ☺.
The third is obviously poignant for me right now.
And the last is one of my all-time favourite thoughts and something I try to follow in my daily life.
I'd love to hear which ones touch you and why. And if anyone knows more about Maya Angelou, do share - she sounds like an extraordinary woman, in the truest sense of the word. I think I might just have to pop over to Booko to hunt down her books! Enjoy your Saturday, wherever you are.