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Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Believe ....

I received this many years ago - I can't remember where from - but these words have stayed with me through the years - some of them I didnt believe when I first received it - but through lifes experiences it made me realise just how true they are - and how important they are to remember....

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.
- That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
- That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
- That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
- That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
- That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
- That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
- That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
- That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
- That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
- That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
- That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
- That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
- That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
- That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
- 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 manybirthdays you've celebrated.
- That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
- That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
- That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
- 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
- That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
- That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
- That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
- 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.
- That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
- That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.


Anonymous said...

I dearly enjoyed that read.. I hope that people in your life at this very moment read you fully- It's hard when people react with no understanding of one's backround and the limitations they have in life. A monitered life and lack of freedom makes a human being act in many misunderstood ways. Love is a privalge and life is yours to keep. People at times can't see past the choas of choice for safety and living silently for freedom...

Sophia Elise said...

Hi, Thankyou for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and insightful comment. I'm pleased that you enjoyed that particular post - I hope you visit again :-)