Friday, October 3, 2008

31 for 21

A few years ago I saw a poster in a store. The poster said "I believe" in lagre letters and then listed i believe statements underneath. I was really moved by some of the statements, but never bought the poster. I regreted it, but soon forgot about the power in the words I read that day. A few years after reading that poster I found myself newley married and living an hour away from every single person I know. I was not adjusting to life in a town of 1000 very well and was pretty mopey and sad. For some reason I remembered the poster and decided to google it. I found the poem, printed it out and put it in the office. I read it often and reflected on the beliefs and tried to apply them in my daily activity. I started to adjust to life and my new town. We began to meet people and really get involved in the community. I soon forgot about the poem and other papers got posted over it. Well today as I was cleaning the office, I found it. It might be just the right thing you need to read to get out of your rut or change your attitude. I will make the ones I really like in bold.

I Believe...
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
I believe- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I believe- that 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.
by Unknown

I hope this will speak to you today. Is there something that really spoke to you? Let me know, Im interested to hear!!

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