Do you ever have days when you just feel "thoughtful"? I don't mean in the traditional sense of "oh that was thoughtful of you", but more when you are full of thoughts. That seems to be me today. I fall into a state of being full of thoughts every so often, and suddenly everything seems to happen with purpose and a deeper meaning. Like the stars align in the exact moment that your heart is the most open. I might be losing some of you right now...I'll get to the point.
I was looking through some .doc files at work today, looking for a form for something or another and I came across something I'd saved several months ago and had forgotten about. For some reason, (thank you aligning stars) I chose today to open it, and today is when I really let the words sink in. It kind of reminded me of my post from years ago about things I've learned. (Which I said I'd expand on and never did. Oops.) There are several things that really stood out to me, so I put them in bold. I hope you will all find a few that stand out to you, too.
I Believe... That just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, 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 you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I Believe...That it's usually takes a long time to become the person you 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 with your best friends, you 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 you're angry you have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give you 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 whom 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, and a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I Believe...That the people you care about most in life are often taken from you too soon.
I Believe...The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.