I Believe

A person of God, doing the will of God, is immortal until his or her work is done. After a reasonable time, it is best to let go of certain things in life. All things in God’s time. Be courageous about doing what is right and take responsibility for your actions. Be one who looks for the best in others and give them the best you have. Bless those who curse you. Think what they would say if they knew the truth.

Faith in God provides the power to love others unconditionally. For a marriage to be peaceful, the husband should be deaf and the wife blind. Forgiveness is the highest and most beautiful form of love. Have faith and pursue the unknown end.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the grand scheme of things, we have to learn to take whatever life brings and deal with it. It is a good thing to encourage children to do things for their parents. It is better to make a child stretch to reach your high opinion than stoop to match your disrespect. No bees, no honey; no work, no money.

Once we realize we do not have to be wrong to apologize, we will experience a new power. Our expressed words are either helpful or harmful; seldom, if ever, are they neither. Parents need to be cautious about trying to make their children carbon copies of themselves.

Patience is a form of action. People need more to be reminded than to be instructed. Reprove a friend in secret but praise him or her before others. Resentment diminishes and devours the self. Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. Success is leaving the world a better place than we found it.

Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?

Daniel Taddeo

Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.

Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 12:35 PM, 06.02.2018