Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I believe

I believe that...
  • a birth certificate shows that we were born, a death certificate shows that we died, but pictures show that we lived!
  • just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
  • we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
  • 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.
  • true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
  • you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for a lifetime.
  • it can take a long time to become the person we want to be.
  • you should always leave loved ones with loving words. You never know when it may be the last time you see them.
  • you can keep going long after you think you can't.
  • we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • either you control your attitude, or it controls you.
  • heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
  • money is a lousy way of keeping score.
  • sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
  • when I'm angry I sometimes have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
  • 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.
  • it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
  • our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
  • your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
  • even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
  • credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
  • the happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
  • 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you'

Author unknown - edited by me

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6 comments:

A Lewis said...

Excellent reminders for me today. Thanks!

Larry Ohio said...

"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."

Thank you for this. There are too many people out there who are willing to abruptly cut off a friendship over a minor disagreement or even a perceived slight. We cannot expect perfection from our friendships. That's simply unreasonable.

Beth said...

Mark...I lov ethis. so profound and so true on so many levels. thanks!

XOXOXOX

Kyle said...

A list to live by. I've seen variations of this often, but it never gets old, because the information is still true, no matter how often you see it.

behrmark said...

I believe that this is one of the wisest things I've ever read. Thank you for sharing. Behr Hugs!!

Jeff said...

GREAT list providing lots of food for thought!