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    i received this via e-mail from one of my nursing colleagues and i felt compelled to share it with all of you...and so it goes... aloha~

    i believe
    birth certificate shows that we were born. a death certificate shows that we died ...
    pictures & relationships show that we lived! have a seat . . . relax . . . and read this slowly.
    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.
    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 think 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 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 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 you shouldn't be so eager to find
    out a secret.. it could change your life forever.
    i believe...
    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!

    the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything.

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  3. Visit  xandarosa profile page
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    Love this'!!!!
  4. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    #2 0
    Beautiful......and so very, very true.
  5. Visit  kameleyon profile page
    #3 0
    I love it!
    That's a great one!
  6. Visit  melman23 profile page
    #4 0
    Thank you for sharing! I needed this today!
  7. Visit  jadedjane profile page
    #5 0
    I love it! Thank you for sharing
  8. Visit  kh321 profile page
    #6 0
    Thank you for sharing!
  9. Visit  tewdles profile page
    #7 3
    I believe that even men can be squishy emotional humans...
  10. Visit  beckyboone profile page
    #8 0
    Who was the original author? Don't see any credits.
  11. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
    #9 0
    unknown.... however, so wisely and agelessly written.
    Last edit by GitanoRN on May 23, '12
  12. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
    #10 0
    Thx so much for sharing!
  13. Visit  ♑ Capricorn ♑ profile page
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    Very inspiring. All of it really hits home. Thanks.
  14. Visit  IEDave profile page
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    Quote from tewdles
    I believe that even men can be squishy emotional humans...
    I believe you're right - heck, we're not ALL hairy, low-browed psychopaths...just most of us!

    @GitanoRN - Thanks for sharing this; worthy sentiments, even though I usually get something like this with the tag line "Forward this to 28 people and you will win the lottery and Brad Pitt will adopt you; if you don't forward this a giant airborne jellyfish will engulf your house".

    ----- Dave