The following came from one of those emails that circulate but it was so good that I wanted to share some of it with you. See, I believe that what we believe in our hearts affects who we are and these quotes tell some of the very things that 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.
That we don’t have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
The only thing that should not change is their honesty.
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 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 heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones that 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 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.
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 you shouldn’t be
so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.
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.
And these are mine added to the list.
I believe that words are powerful tools and we can either help someone up or push them down. The choice is up to us.
“King Solomon said, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). Every day, we are shaping reality for someone by the words that we use with them. The choice is ours. How will our words impact others?”
I believe we are born into this world good, kind and honest and the choices we make as we grow up and older older will determine if we keep those characteristics or not.
I believe that work is an important part of making us who we are.
I believe that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason…to listen twice as much as we talk.
I believe we can change the world by changing how we talk.
“Love is saying ‘I feel differently’ instead of ‘You’re wrong.’”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Communicating with others can be difficult. If we learn to not say “YOU did this or that” and say “I FEEL this or that way when I hear the words blah blah or see this or that happen” then people might listen to us a lot easier. If we say with kindness, even when we say we disagree, it is a universal language.
I believe we are accountable for every word that comes out of our mouths, whether said in anger or love and that yes, we have freedom of speech but that freedom comes with responsibility and with the realization that there are consequences we must accept for this freedom.
“words: They can keep a person going when they are down, or they can help the person up on their climb to the top”
image from middleschooladvisory101.blogspot.com
And I believe that honesty, integrity and good morals should be the basis for all our actions. I read a quote a while ago and it said:
“If you were arrested for being honest, would there be enough evidence to convict you? “
I thought, what a sobering thought that is. If I were arrested for being honest, would the prosecution have enough evidence proving that I am honest to convict me? In other words, am I being honest in all of my life or just part? Honesty should be in every aspect of our lives and if it is and we were arrested for being honest, it would be a slam dunk conviction.
And my last one:
I believe that we should never look down on a person unless it is in offering them a hand to lift them up.
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