Monday, September 17, 2007

I Believe

Today I received junk mail from a relative that is always forwarding videos and jokes mixed in with pictures of her grandson and other family updates. The trick to this is that I always have to read her e-mails so I don't miss anything good. Today I got an inspirational message. Each belief below was written over a photo of a baby. Babies don't belong on my blog but for me the same effect is found through trees. I chose this tree because I feel it reflects me... a little.

I Believe... That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

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 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 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 either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe... That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

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 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 the people you care about most in life are taken from you much too soon.

I Believe... That life is more precious than money will ever be.

I must say that some of these statements don't make complete sense to me and possibly need more clarification but then again, that isn't the point. I hope by sharing this that someone else will use it the way I did and at least think about a situation in their life where these simple words might help. Or maybe you will just enjoy an interesting tree photo.


GMEyster said...

Thanks, Carly. It's good to be reminded of the things you mentioned. Especially about forgiveness. I needed the reminder.

Carly said...

I admit I paused and thought over that one for awhile as well. It's a hard one but it's true.