I’m usually not a quotes person

Juneauphoto from our trip to Alaska a couple years back.

…but sometimes I read something that resonates.

“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

(and in case you’re wondering:
rainy day=Weather has never stopped me from doing what I want to do. At some point, you just have to embrace it.
lost luggage=annoyed. probably more than annoyed, more like ready to pounce on someone. I need to work on this.
tangled Christmas tree lights=frustrated at first, but then calmly and methodically my OCD kicks in and I will untangle and re-wrap it and put it back exactly how it was in it’s original box.)

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