This I believe. . .
. . .You can be a Christian and a liberal.
. . .You can be human and not judge.
. . .The world would be a very boring place if we were all just alike. I don’t want to hang out with anyone just like me.
. . .If you don’t understand where someone is coming from, ask them and listen. You don’t have to agree, you just have to try to understand.
. . .Television can make you stupid, but it can also make… you look at things differently. Choose carefully.
. . .Your car, your house, your possessions do not define you. Music is what feelings sound like.
. . .First impressions are often wrong, very wrong.
. . .Middle school is not fun, no matter how much glitter you toss around.
. . .You should clean up your own messes, but it is ok to ask for help.
. . .When asked for your help, heed the call.
. . .There are very few reasons to raise your voice: When there is a fire; or at a concert when your favorite band says “Hello Nashville!”
. . .It’s ok not to like chicken. Just own up to it.
. . .All you need is love.
. . .When a kid knocks on your door selling something, buy it.
. . .If you say “more better”, it’s ok to laugh at yourself.
. . .Your siblings are sometimes your first lesson in unconditional love. Learn it, use it and pass it on.
. . .Lock your car doors. You don’t want to fall out or for anyone to fall in.
. . .You can love lots of folks. . . for lots of reasons. Just make sure they love you right back. Not all friendships endure the test of time. And that’s ok. It’s hard, but it’s ok.
. . .It’s ok to feel good about yourself, but not at the expense of others.
. . .Believe what you believe, but challenge it regularly. Beliefs can change, grow and be altered as you know more and learn more.