Thoughts from 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 tree lights.

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

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

I’ve leaned that whenever I decide to do 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.”



A Quiet Place

EACH LIFE needs it’s own QUIET place


I was surprised by how much this little statement affected me and I started to wonder about my own quiet place.  I do enjoy ME time for sure, I think most of us do.  But a Quiet Place, I’m not sure I have one of those.

Quiet Place:  For starters I have very bad tinnitus so quiet isn’t something I EVER EXPERIENCE.  However, the only way I can deal with that is to ignore it, so that’s what I do.

I checked out google images  of ‘quiet place’.  Pretty, tranquil  pictures emerged and I would love to have been in any one of them.



Then I spied this – how cute.


“One sunny day a child named Grace was looking for a QUIET PLACE” –  I think that is me.

But this is more likely:369938c6f3f6386406ef95c1080c7300.jpg

Pyjames, mug of tea, and a good read = HAPPY QUIET PLACE.  Do you have a Quiet Place, what does it mean to you?

Happy Quiet Place Day.