Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014 at age 86, and five days before her death, she posted what was to be her last tweet:
"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."
This incredible author, poet and literary icon posted 255 tweets over a four-year span, and each was a poem in 140 characters. "The Today Show" culled through her tweets and chose 10 that serve as a guide to life.
How to be a good friend:
"The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear."
Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.
How to love:
"Have enough courage to love."
Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.
How to find happiness:
"When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else."
Posted March 20, 2014 at 2:46 p.m.
How to be successful:
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love."
Posted June 9, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.
How to forgive:
"Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive."
Posted April 6, 2014 at 7:25 a.m.
How not to compromise on your quality of life:
"I agreed a long time ago, I would not live at any cost. If I am moved or forced away from what I think is the right thing, I will not do it."
Posted April 16, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.
"I have a certain way of being in this world, and I shall not, I shall not be moved."
Posted April 29, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.
How to appreciate every day:
"This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before."
Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.
How to fight against what is wrong in the world:
"We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance."
Posted February 21, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
Posted December 4, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.
--From the Editors at Netscape