This was sent to me by a family member over a year ago.
I keep a file of such information that will be appropriate some day. It
is time to use this one.
I realized over the weekend that it was the 7th
anniversary of Carl’s death on Aug. 4 and that Aug. 3 was my Dad’s
birthday. These are the two people who had the most influence on my
“I believe that our background and
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we
That no matter how good a friend is,
they are going to hurt you every once
in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
That just because someone doesn’t love
the way you want them to,
It doesn’t mean they don’t love you
with all they have.
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 either control your attitude
or it controls you.
That money is a lousy way of keeping
That sometimes when I’m angry, I have
the right to be angry,
but that doesn’t give me the right to
That it isn’t always enough to be
forgiven by others,
sometimes you have to learn to forgive
even when God forgives you.
That no matter how bad your heart is
the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
That the people you care about most in
are taken from you much too soon.
That life is more precious than money
will ever be able to be.”
God be with you all as you decide who you will