Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation: Gems from Maya Angelou

I had a secondary school teacher who had a saying, which went something like this- Don’t wait for experience to teach you, learn from other people’s experiences first. It still is one of my favourite quote.

Today, I’ll be sharing some of the treasures, the late Dr Maya Angelou learnt during her time here on earth. I hope you find motivation in one or two of them. I know I did.

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 lights.

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they are gone from your life.

I’ve learned 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 everyday 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.

I hope you find a bit of Motivation in the words above, something to get you through the week. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and you can also catch up on all the previous posts you havent read.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and gain from your gems. Whats the one thing you’ve learned in life? Do share in the comment section below. 

lots of love, laughter and coffee

5 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: Gems from Maya Angelou”

  1. Loved the one about “a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled christmas lights.” (I think the one thing out of these three that can make me panic and crazed is lost luggage. 🙂 )
    One thing I have learnt would be that what someone feels and goes through is not easy to understand, unless we have gone through the same thing. And even if we have suffered something same, what we feel will again vary depending our individual sensitivity. So, I when someone in front of me is going through something that I can’t relate to or have not gone through. I consider the closest thing I have felt to it multiply that by 100. Just because we can’t understand someone doesn’t mean we have to stop trying to do the same. 🙂
    Loved your post.
    Happy New Year dear 🙂


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