Sunday, March 09, 2008

Simple Truths

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key. ~ Alan Bennett

Got this from my sister and thought I should share them with you.

I Believe ...

That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

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.

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.

That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

That you can keep going, long after you think you can't.

That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

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.

That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

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.

That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

That two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

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.

That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

That the people you care about most in life are taken from you much too soon.

That life is more precious than money will ever be able to be.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” ~ James Dean


louann said...

Oh Sophia this is SO SO true! So true indeed. And I think if we remind ourselves of these things, we will be able to see more essence in the things that we do or how we live our lives.

jen said...

hi sophia,

amazing... that's what exactly i've been thinking of lately... "live as if you'll die today"... we really don't know what awaits us... but God always gives us the chance to be better and to do good with others...

yes, girl... you're one of the best blogs i've known... and i'm very inspired with your write-ups... keep it up... continue to touch more lives!


coolingstar9 said...

This is a really nice blog. We need to treasure our life, do whatever good things that we want to do.
Time is rather short, we decide our destiny through our own action.
I will read this blog over and over again, Thanks for the tips, have a wonderful life.

Elizabeth Van Cleve said...

Thank you Sophia for your lovely comments on my blog, Classically Speaking. I was very happy viewing your blog today. It's beautiful, simply beautiful. Thank you for entering my life.


Impressionist said...

that was a really nice post lisa!


Caramel Corn said...

love what you have written. tks for sharing.

i added you in my blog.

Lena said...

so simple and yet so true but we forget about it every now and then.
Thank you for reminding us :)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Those were wonderful pearls of wisdom dear.Thanks for sharing them :)

Have a blessed weekend with your loving family.God Bless You all.Love ya.Hugsss

Caramel Corn said...

thanks for sharing such a wonderful post.

i've got a music tag for you. it's fun.

zunnur said...

Hi Sophia,
Thanks for sharing these "Simple Truths", it is really great and very true. Each line that I read, I could relate it to my life and experiences.

I love these two sentences:

"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."

- Unfortunately, some of those with 'greater number of birthdays celebrated' refused to accept opinions from young experienced ones just because of their pride.

"That life is more precious than money will ever be able to be."

- Some people spend extra time to earn money to improve their life but sometimes, without realizing, they spend their whole life to earn those money.

Thanks for being a nice friend :)