In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Maya really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life.

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 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.  

Because of that, read this.... by Maya Angelou

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's the comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose -
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The cr! otch is at my knee?

 need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
It's the outsides changed a bit.

But, on a positive note...

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
   hands. You need to be able to throw something back.  
I've learned that whenever
  I de! cide something with an open heart, I usually make the right

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.
  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,

<SPAN! style="FONT-STYLE: italic"> but people will never forget
  how you made them feel.

Please send this to five phenomenal women today. You will boost
another woman's self-esteem. If you don't ..... the elastic will break
and your undies will fall down around your ankles