Saturday, January 30, 2010

"I Believe" Part 2


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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.

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

Again, feel free to add to this list.

21 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

Now I believe.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I missed Part 1. I'll have to go back and read now! Some really good ones here.

Andrea L. Mack said...

Hi Shannon, thanks for commenting on my new blog - I'm glad I found out about yours! This list is inspiring. I've thought of a couple of my own:

I believe that there are no wrong decisions, only learning experiences.

I believe that someday my dreams will come true, if I keep working to reach them.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Wonderful post! And great image you found to go with it as well.

ali said...

I LOVE this! I especially liked . . . well, I guess there are too many that I especially liked to list them all.

This is just so beautiful and so true.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Making the most of what we have is such a step to well being.

Jemi Fraser said...

Lovely :)

I think I'll use the one on anger in my classroom - or maybe the whole thing. It's great for kids to get a perspective like this.

Terresa said...

Love this, and the picture, too.

Especially this: "That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief."

That's the huge lesson I've learned this month.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Jonathon - Success!

Corey - Part 1 is great also.

Andrea - Hi, Andrea. Welcome! Thanks for sharing some of your wisdom.

Sherrie - Thanks!

Ali - I'm so glad you liked it!

Tricia - You are absolutely right.

Jemi - That's a good idea, Jemi.

Terresa - We never stop learning lessons,do we?

Niki said...

I'm reading this post while listening to Cliff Richard singing the Millenium Prayer. Powerful stuff!

Christina Farley said...

Such a great list. And I love the picture!

Christine Danek said...

This is very uplifting. Thanks for the post.

elizabeth mueller said...

I loved this post, very touching and sincere. Thank you for sharing!
:)

Oh, btw:

Congratulations, you are one of the winners on my blog contest! (I couldn't just keep it to one.)

Email me so we can figure out what kind of fan art you'd like me to do for you!! elizabethmueller6(at)gmail(dot)com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Shelli said...

i love this - i believe too.

Mary Aalgaard said...

You and your sisters are beautiful women!

I believe the sun will come out tomorrow; spring eventually melts the frozen lakes; your intuition is always right.

Mary Campbell said...

I love all of these - especially the last one.

Tamika: said...

Inspiring list! God has more in store for me than I will ever comprehend- that I believe!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Thanks for the finish. I believe that our main purpose in life is to learn how to love.

Robyn Campbell said...

I believe. What great posts. I have missed them because my entire family has been really sick with a stomach bug.

This is super and making the most of what we have. That is what life is all about Shannon. =)

Falen said...

ooh these ones were good. I liked part 2 better than part 1

Jackee said...

These were both beautiful. Thank you so much!

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