I Believe

A wise person speaks few words. Acknowledging our mistakes helps keep us humble. America does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem. Be anxious about nothing; give it to God. Courage, persistence, and perseverance guarantee positive results. Do I not destroy my enemies by making them my friends? How much we love God determines how much we love others and ourselves.

Friends should bear their friends’ infirmities. God grant me patience, and I want it right now! God is a super-forgiver for super-sinners. Hand washing plays a major role in protecting one’s health. Humility is an attitude of mind. Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless. If God calls us to do it, He will pull us through it!

If we keep thinking of ourselves the way we used to be, that is exactly what we will continue to be. If you do not know what your gifts are, ask somebody you respect and trust; they will tell you. Our self-centeredness is reduced in direct proportion to our giving and forgiving attitude. PUSH: Pray until something happens. The only place we find success before work is in the dictionary. The smallest good deed is better than the greatest intention. The time to make friends is before we need them.

We cannot “win them all,” but we can choose to be a winner rather than a loser. We learn responsibility from our daily living. We should correct those things we can and accept those things we cannot correct. We should go after what we will take with us when we die. We should look for the best in people and bring it to their attention. When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing. When Satan knocks, just send Christ to the door.

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 8, Posted 2:28 PM, 08.02.2018