The future belongs to those
in the beauty
of their dreams.

To believe your own thought,
to believe that what is true for you
in your private heart -
- is true for all people –
that is genius. 4
[1] -I Believe - Revisited ~Unknown
[2] ~Klaas Tuinman
[3] ~anon
[4] ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Based on a contribution from Deborah Anne Canivet
I Believe . . .
That  hope springs eternal;
I hope that you find
what you’re reaching for,
the way that it is in your mind.

And  I want you to smile
And have a good day!
I Believe . . .
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

A Birth Certificate shows that you were born
I Believe . . . That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

A Death Certificate shows that you died
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.

Pictures record that you were here.
I Believe . . .
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

What is it that shows that you lived?
I Believe . . .
That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe . . .
That we should never look down on anybody, unless we’re helping them up.

I Believe . . .
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. 1

I Believe . . .
That before we can really change the quality of our lives that we have to truly face
ourselves, accept ourselves as we are - that’s our starting point - and drop the denial
and pretence . . . stop running  from ourselves . . . and change direction -
to ourselves . . . 2

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 two people argue, it 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 my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe . . .
That a man and a woman can be best friends.

I Believe . . .
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance;
same goes for true love.  

I Believe . . .
That sometimes the thing people want most, is the one they push away the hardest,
as if it were the last thing they wanted; and the closer it gets, the harder they push.

You've got to hold out your hand even when that's the last thing I seem to want.

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: just as sometimes you’ll hurt them and they need
to forgive you for that.

I Believe . . .
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others, you learn that sometimes you have
to forgive yourself.

I Believe . . .
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change – and that
we change - because life is change - That we can do new things – These enrich and
deepen friendships.

I Believe . . .
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different,
and that that this is okay - they are different people, each with their own life filter . . .

I Believe . . .
That you can keep going long after you think  you can't.

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

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; and that sometimes, too, those you expected help from will
abandon you in your time of need.

Be grateful for the help you do receive - don’t trivialize it by your anger and
disappointment over where it didn’t come from: those who stepped up to the plate
are your real friends -  your true family.

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

I Believe . . .
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, until you’re truly ready for the
answer . . . It could change your life

I Believe . . .
That we must be careful what we ask for and are willing to settle for, because God may
give it to us.

I Believe . . .
That while the freedom to make our own choices is one of life’s greatest gifts - our
freedom is tempered by the reality of others in our lives.

Our lives are the sum of our choices – yes - yet  influenced by the choices others
made – and the realities we believed ours to be; for we went with those and  the
options we perceived ours to be.

Truer freedom opens to us when our choices are widened by stepping outside our
perceptual box.

I Believe . . .
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything - they make the
most of everything;
because they already have happiness within. 1

I Believe . . .
That often we truly don’t know what we’ve got till it’s suddenly gone . . . 2

I Believe . . .
That the people you care about most in life are often taken from you too soon,
and that we must treasure and nurture them while we have them.

I Believe . . .
That you should always leave loved ones with big hugs and loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe . . .
That we should live life to the fullest each and every day, Because there are four
things we can never recover:
      The Stone - after it’s thrown
Word  - after it’s been said
Occasion - after it’s missed
Time - after it’s gone.
We need to take time to love all the important things we cherish – every day. 2

It’s never to late For a personal epiphany. Any time Can be the time Where we learn
to really love, and

I Believe . . .
That the beliefs that you held, that you stood up for - fought for, and  practised to the
best of your ability, and the lives you touched and brightened in doing so,
are the credentials that made you a decent human being,
and became the actual record of you having
lived . . . 2

I Believe . . .
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. 1
I Believe . . .
MorningStar Inspirations
from Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman M.A, © 2007-2020

Questions and comments welcomed.

Sit back . . . .

     Relax . . .

             And enjoy this reading.