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Friday, August 1, 2008

I Believe...

Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That 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 love each other.

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 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 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,
when 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.

I Believe...
That the happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.'

24 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Hi Tootsie! Thank you for your help with the blog! I enjoyed your entry today- the last phrase is my favorite and so I hope you will make the most of everything today!!!

PS what a wonderful Birthday gift for Happytobe. So special!!!

artis1111 said...

I believe you are RIGHT! Lovely post Tootsie,there are always two sides ,it dosen't mean that one is right or one is wrong, Kathy

Allgrins said...

What a great post! Come by and visit. I put my favorite verse on. It has helped me through numerous hard times. I clutched this verse in the hospital when I had pre-eclampsia w/ my last child. I hope it helps you in some way. Jamie

Allgrins said...

What a great post! Come by and visit. I put my favorite verse on. It has helped me through numerous hard times. I clutched this verse in the hospital when I had pre-eclampsia w/ my last child. I hope it helps you in some way. Jamie

mrsben said...

It's Friday and I'm popping in again to say hello to one of my favourite people.

Though there is a few Provinces between us, you are in my caring thoughts.

May it be soon, that you find your bright light at the end of your dark tunnel. Many hugs to you Glenda. -Brenda-

Nancy Jane said...

Saw much of my own experiences and philosophy regarding life in your post today.
Everyone goes through a really rough patch from time to time. (If someone says they haven't, I think they're fibbing!!!) Although some trials are tough when you're going through them, years later when you reflect, you'll probably find that they made you stronger, more compassionate, or in some other way a better person than you were before, although I happen to think you're an exceptional person right now! I'll keep praying that your trouble passes soon. Hang in there babe! Hugs- Nancy

SchmeckyGirl said...

I believe! I believe!

Great post.

jerseygirl211 said...

Tootsie, A great read, I believe it all.
I think that was you that left me a message on RMS, sorry I haven't been there in a while, too many house guests.
To get to my blog...www.dsdaydreams.blogspot.com
Hope that works for you.

Hugs
'D'

Buffie said...

I believe too! Hugs!

Picket said...

OHHHH WEEE!!! Can I get a witness? let me stand up and testify!!! Girl that was shouting material there! I believe also!!!! great post girl...I always knew there was more to you than just flowers! lol lol Love ya girl!

gloria said...

WOW!!! just a wonderful post girl..I needed that kleenex a few times reading this..How very true it all was.. JUST GREAT!!! love you girl. Hugs and smiles

Mary / Mariah said...

Very good and very true . Made me sad and glad . Mary

Anonymous said...

I Believe Too !!!this just wonderful, and so true....thanks
Pat aka 9405018

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That has so many things that I need to remember.I think I should have it framed. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Warmly, Deb

Sweetie said...

Your "I Believes" are really words of wisdom. Your garden is beautiful.

Justine said...

Sniff sniff. This was beautitful, Toots :o )


Justine :o )

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Tootsie,
Very thought provoking. Having gone through a divorce from my high school sweetheart over 9 years ago - a lot of your "I believes" are true. It was very hard not to want to retaliate, however some secrets need to be revealed. Why should someone keep such potentially damaging information to themselves only to make a fool out of you? Life is what you make of it. If you are a miserable person you will live life miserably. I tried very hard to move on and make a happy life for me and my son and "I believe" that I have succeeded.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is another great poem that I will be sharing with my clients! There are great lessons here, great wisdom. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Kady

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Great words Tootsie

Thanks for sharing these words..............

onlymehere said...

I love this post. I hope that you have a refreshing week Toots and come back rejuvinated. May God go with you.

nikkicrumpet said...

Now that was a beautiful post...definitely makes your arrange your priorities and the way you think and react. Loved it!

Helen said...

I believe .....
this is a perfect post. thank you for reminding all of us what's important in life. Take care and journey safe.

French said...

Loved this post~~~~thank you! French;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these precious words of wisdom. And I meant to tell you how beautiful your garden photos are in the blog you posted on July 31! You have an identifiable signature style in your colors, shapes, edging, groupsings, variety. Beautiful! Love, Fieldstone/Pam