Hi folks! While doing some major organizing in my home (throwing stuff away instead of hoarding it) I found the following list of beliefs that I thought would be of value to you as it is to me.

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 occasionally, 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 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 regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

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 money is a lousy way of keeping score.

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 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 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 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 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 the essence of life. Tell them today how much you love them and what they mean to you.


Birthdays being celebrated this week include: May 15 – Jeff Kline and Maggie Vermilya; May 16 – Tom Adams, Jennifer Portz, Dillon Portz, Jane Swank and Becky Williams; May 17 – Don Snyder, Teresa Buzzard and Jeanette Laser; May 18 – Chuck Henley; May 19 – Debbie Ayers; May 20 – Ken Beck, Donna Cowell and Regina Cheuvront; May 21 – Sue Brightbill, Lois Mutchler and Mike McCaskey. Many happy returns of the day!


Speaking of birthdays, former Loudonville third grade teacher Bea Derrenberger, will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 22 and you are encouraged to wish her well. Send your cards to 1927 Memorial Boulevard, Apt. #175, Murfreesboro, TN 37179.

Memories of her teaching have remained with many and one such memory is the hatching of baby chicks in her third grade classroom at Easter.


Wedding anniversaries being observed this week include: May 15 – Eric and Tonya Parker, Duane and Jackie Holland, and Tim and Sharon Ray; May 17 – Gary and Sherry Sprang; May 18 – Jim and Barb Kollar.

Congratulations!


Finally — a 1949 graduate of Danville High School, Vernita Long Mellor of Ashland, has been reading this column thanks to Jim Sharp’s brother Robert. I hope you enjoy it!