This I Believe
That even though there are several billion people on this crazy old planet, sadly it seems that genuine authentic Human Beings are not always that easy to find, because it turns out there really IS a difference! Read on…
That it seems to be taking me a very, very long time to actually become the person I’ve really always wanted to be.
That either you control your attitude, or it will eventually control you.
That no matter how good a Friend may seem to be, eventually they are going to hurt you, and you must at least try to forgive them for that unexpected and often undeserved pain.
That you must maintain realistic expectations, particularly when dealing with others. After all, just because another person doesn’t seem to love you the way YOU exactly as you wish they would, that doesn’t mean they don’t love you as best as THEY themselves are capable.
That despite the longest distance, with just a little regular care and maintenance, real Friendship will always continue to survive. The same can be also said for TRUE love.
That with a little bit of help you really CAN keep going, even long after it looks as though you can’t.
That the only real “heroes” in this imperfect world are actually the people who will step up and do whatever has to be done, exactly when it needs to be done, regardless of the possible consequences.
That a huge bank balance and some nicely framed credentials hanging on a wall do NOT necessarily make one a decent Human Being.
That money is almost always a terrible way of “keeping score” in life.
That a real Friend and I can do just about anything together, or absolutely nothing at all, and still have a good time.
That sometimes when you’re angry, you have every right to be angry, but that still doesn’t give you the right to be cruel.
That real maturity has a helluva lot more to do with the types of experience you have gone through, and what ‘s been learned as a result of those experiences, rather than how many birthdays you may have celebrated.
That it isn’t always enough for your “sins” to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you simply have to learn to forgive yourself.
That no matter how many times your trust has been betrayed or how badly your heart has been broken, the world just doesn’t give a damn and will most certainly NOT stop for your otherwise justifiable grief.
That just because two people may argue, it doesn’t mean they still don’t love each other, and just because they don’t argue, that doesn’t automatically mean they really DO love each other after all.
That maybe you shouldn’t be so darn eager to find out about other people’s “deep dark secrets”, since exposure could very easily change your relationship with them forever, and probably NOT in a good way.
That two perfectly reasonable people can look at the same exact thing and somehow still manage to see something completely different.
That even when you’re absolutely positively certain you have nothing more to give, if a real Friend suddenly reaches out to you in a time of trouble and distress, you WILL somehow muster up the necessary time and strength to help.
That many of the folks we really care about most in this life are often taken from us WAY too soon.