- I Believe... from Jake Lakes internet column 2010

As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

 

 

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born. A Death Certificate shows that
we died 

 

Memories and photos show we have 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 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. 

 

 I Believe...that you should send this to all of the people that you believe
in, I just did.

 

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