Bob forwarded this email back to me that I had sent him in 2005. Why he still had it & why he thought to send it back to me 9 years later, I'm not sure. But I still love it & thought I'd share...
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 awhile 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 we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe that you either control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe that regardless of how hot & steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it's place.
I believe that heroes are the people who do what has to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe that my best friend & 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 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 & 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 even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you you'll find the strength to help.
I believe that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.