Jan 8, 2010

I Believe... (author unknown)

I Believe.... That just because two people argue, that doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, that doesn't mean they do love each other. I Believe... That sometimes when I'm angry

I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel. I Believe... That we don't have to change friends

if we understand that friends change. I Believe... That no matter how good a friend is,

they're going to hurt you every once in a while

and you must forgive them for that. I Believe... That true friendship continues to grow,

even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. I Believe... That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. I Believe... That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. I Believe... That you should always leave loved ones

with loving words.

It may be the last time you see them. I Believe... That you can keep going long after you think you can't. I Believe... That we are responsible for what we do,

no matter how we feel. I Believe... That either you control your attitude or it controls you. I Believe... That heroes are the people who do what has to be done,

when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. I Believe... That money is a lousy way of keeping score. I Believe.... That my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing,

and have the best time. I Believe... That sometimes the people you expect to kick you, when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up. I Believe... That maturity has more to do with

what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them...

and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated. I Believe... That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe... That no matter how bad your heart is broken

the world doesn't stop for your grief. I Believe... That our background and circumstances

may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. I Believe... That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.

It could change your life forever. I Believe.... Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I Believe... That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you. I Believe... That even when you think you have no more to give,

if a friend cries out to you..

you will find the strength to help. I Believe... That credentials on the wall

do not make you a decent human being. I Believe... That the people you care about most in life

are taken from you too soon..

This came from an email forward, not something I usually forward but this one really held some truths for me so I thought I'd share. I know the last line certainly does! And because of that I try hard to do as it says and always leave those you love with kind words. I'm not batting 100 on that one but I"m aware enough to have guilt when I don't do it. Maybe I'm overly paranoid but I will totally have visions of the guilt I will have to live with if something happens and my not so kind words were the last we shared.

So what out of this wisdom speaks to you?

1 comment:

  1. Great words! I'm trying to work on my words and how they affect people. I can't tell you how many times I quote in my head, "slow to become angry and slow to speak". I need to also work on using nice words instead of giving the silent treatment! I'm such a work in progress!


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