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Monday, November 16, 2009

Lessons Learned.

Since I am at a loss for something to share this week...I thought I would just start writing. This is where I landed.
I have learned a lot this past year. Each thing in this list is true...and proven in my life. Many of them I have heard or read somewhere before....several are original -written by me.
If you have some to add...leave them in the comments. I would love to see where this takes you!

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- and vice-versa.

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 Money can't buy class.

I Believe....
Sundays spent in church do not make you a christian.
Christ lives in our hearts and goes where we go.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken
from you too soon.

I Believe...
That in time all hurts will heal
And that we learn from those hurts.

I Believe...
That a family is not necessarily related by blood
They are simply those you love and who love you back

I Believe...
That unconditional love
Does not come with a price.

I Believe...
That the truth sometimes hurts
But Backstabbing and lies kill hearts.

I Believe...
That you should share this with all of the people that
you believe in, I just
did.

What will you add?

32 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It looks like we are MUCH alike as I believe everyone of those things....
I have had so little time to do any blog reading and I have missed it...stop by my Christmas blog and leave a comment. The giveaway is a great Christmas CD to add to your collection.
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You chose an excellent one to share! Hugs! Diane

Sue said...

I believe this was an EXCELLENT post, Tootsie. I think you have life just about covered. Very nicely done!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Tootsie, I think this is probably the most thought provoking article I've ever read. What truths you speak of!!! More writing...BRAVO!!!

Darla said...

These are wonderful ones Tootsie!
The decisions you make today, determines how you live tomorrow..
Listen with your ears not your mouth.

Blondie's Journal said...

Tootsie, This really made me think and almost cry. Everything is true, at least in my life. You did an unbelievable job writing this. And you live by excellent beliefs

One of my beliefs: The hardest thing to do is the right thing to do. It is true every time I ponder something, even though it is sometimes extremely difficult.

Love to you, my friend.

xoxo
Jane

Justine said...

Wow, I don't think there's anything TO add to this. It seems you've covered it all and every single one was profound and the truth. Thanks Toots.

Justine :o )

Janean said...

So well spoken, I have nothing to add. Beautiful.

"Blossom" said...

You pretty much sumed it up.
I'll have to think about this a little more. Great post! Home today not feeling up up to power.
Back to work tomorrow. Have a great day honey!!!!!!!!!! I can't get anyone to help me straighten out my blog on why some bloggers can't post and others can? Yuck, another problem to deal with.

Nancy Jane said...

I believe that you're on the right track to being an even stronger and more beautiful person. I wish everyone had the strength you've shown. Love to you... Nancy

Helen said...

Dear Tootsie,

I BELIEVE .... that wisdom increases as we age ~ the kind of wisdom that keeps us grounded and centered. Age has its benefits.

trash talk said...

I believe this was just beautiful my friend.
I believe sometimes in life, one must step out of the boat.
I believe God puts people in our lives for a purpose.
And I believe I will be thankful you are in mine.
Debbie

Darla said...

Hey Tootsie, if you like the BES Vine grow it in a hanging container, I did that too and it turned out beautiful!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful posting. I am so glad you wrote it.So many lessons here. The main one for most today is
"That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become." The blame game.
Great posting and so much to think about.

xinex said...

Everything is so true, Glenda!..Christine

trailrider731 said...

I Believe we should all do our best to live by these I Bees,



thanxxxxxxx for the reminders,
LM
the best is yet to come!!!

onlymehere said...

I would just change the phrase "people you don't know can change your life in HOURS" to "people you don't know can change your life in SECONDS." Think of a car accident, etc. and how quickly everything can change. You have some beautiful thoughts and I agree with you. Have a beautiful day!

{ L } said...

What a lovely post filled with life lessons! I love reading reflections like these. Thank you for starting off my Monday with this!

Together We Save said...

Wonderful post! You really know how to touch lives! Thanks, I have nothing to add.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Thanks for sharing with us Tootsie.

Carol............. said...

Great post..you've pretty much covered it all.

artis1111 said...

I believe you have rubed off on me!!I spent the entire day putting mulch ndown,I DID A TRUCK LOAD!!!! BEN GAY WHERE ARE YOU!!!! It was so nice, I decided to paint another day. The bed of the Ranger was piled to over flowing. I just couldn't stop!!!!I had it all done except 3 wheelbarrows full. Hubby did that when he came home. Now I am off to bed. Yes it is 6;07 ,,,,BUT I AM POOOOPED. LOL Kathy

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I agree with the above comments. You pretty much got it all down! Let's see...I believe in listening to silence. And if you really listen, you will hear your own melody. And that brings you inner peace. Just made that up. Sounded right for me anyway! I so enjoy seeing your pretty banner of flowers!
Brenda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I think they are all so perfect. I don't have anything to add other than to say I agree with all of your "I Believes". Thanks so much for this great post. Hugs, Marty

Jessica said...

Love this Toots & I Love you A BUNCH!

Florida Sue said...

Wow, Tootsie girl, you have said some pretty profound things here, and some of them put a big lump in my throat. It's okay, because I have big thankful lumps all the time. We know that once the darkness ebbs, we begin to feel so thankful for the small things and kindnesses that we start to see everywhere once again. Yup.I have lost a lot of weight too. We'll take it, right? You are beautiful. What a wonderful heart you have. You know how I feel about you sweet girl. Here's to good times ahead for both of us. You inspire me. Thank you.

xo Sue.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is such a great post. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read it and to remind myself of those beliefs.

Lori said...

How true! I like them all! Have a great weekwnd.

Alice Grace said...

Very wise sayings! Thanks for sharing!

Sonia said...

Wow Tootsie your list is incredible. I love each one of your "beliefs"...love to read your blog..today was a treat too! Have a wonderful holiday season! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Maureen said...

Well said. Absolutely true.

linda may said...

Beautiful and heartfelt list Tootsie.
I reckon, just from a gardeners point of view, the appropriate herb for you should be "Sage".