1. 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. by   xandarosa
    Love this'!!!!
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Beautiful......and so very, very true.
  5. by   kameleyon
    I love it!
    That's a great one!
  6. by   melman23
    Thank you for sharing! I needed this today!
  7. by   jadedjane
    I love it! Thank you for sharing
  8. by   kh321
    Thank you for sharing!
  9. by   tewdles
    I believe that even men can be squishy emotional humans...
  10. by   beckyboone
    Who was the original author? Don't see any credits.
  11. by   GitanoRN
    unknown.... however, so wisely and agelessly written.
    Last edit by GitanoRN on May 23, '12
  12. by   NutmeggeRN
    Thx so much for sharing!
  13. by   ♑ Capricorn ♑
    Very inspiring. All of it really hits home. Thanks.
  14. by   IEDave
    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