Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thoughts from the "Desert Bakers" 8/19/09

Thoughts from the "Desert Bakers" 

Got this in an email from the "Desert Bakers" of St. George, acquaintances who became friends in Africa. Dick writes us regularly and I thought this was worth repeating. I have added a couple of my own thoughts as well. Thanks Dick and Fran.

"I bumped into this the other day and thought you might find some of the thoughts useful. We pray for your happiness and success.
We love you both.
Dick (and Fran)"

"I BELIEVE", author unknown

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. You can also do something in that same instant that will bless someone for life.
I believe- That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be, or the person my dog thinks I am.
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 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 regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I believe- That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the circumstances or 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 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 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 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.
I believe- That you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I believe- That 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 God loves each of us and that He, and His angels by assignment, are intimately involved in our lives. He has not put us here and then gone on vacation. We are his children and He loves all of us.

I have to constantly remind myself that the people I meet here are just as precious to God as I am. The ones who love me are precious. The ones who don't are still my brothers and sisters. We are all his children; regardless of what we have done with His precious gift of life.

What a country.


samnarene said...

The world would be a better place if people shared these beliefs. Thank you for sharing them on your blog.

Shannon Simmons said...

love it!!!!