I Believe

Accountability is applicable to everyone because we reap what we sow. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Attitude dictates our behavior. Character is what we are and do when nobody is looking.
Christian Gospel is what only Jesus proclaimed. All other proclamations are false. Contentment is living the virtues.
Eating a high amount of natural, whole grains and low amounts of processed foods puts one on a path of optimal health. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Exaggeration tends to weaken whatever we exaggerate.

Obedience in children is one of the most important responsibilities of parenting. Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It relies on prospects. People do the best they can under the circumstances they find themselves. Pleasure-craze behavior, such as drug abuse, gambling, overspending, promiscuous sex, and sports, are cause for grave concern. Quarrels, more often than not, start over petty, unimportant matters. Race, color and gender should not be factors in how we view people. Saying only those things about people that you would say if they were present would contribute greatly to responsible conduct. The single most important word in any language is LOVE.

Things turn out best for the people who make the most of the way things turn out. To manage money and enjoy the process, give ten percent, save ten percent, and live on the remaining eighty percent. 
Unique characteristics of gender do not make one superior over the other. Virtue is loving right; all sin is loving wrong.
Waste can be minimized by using it up, making it do, wearing it out, and doing without. We are not punished for our sins, but by them. We have all failed to practice ourselves the kind of behavior we expect from others. We must learn to unlearn and then relearn. We tend not to see things as they are, but as we are. When you need to choose the right course of action, just ask yourself what most people would do, and then do the opposite. Winners accept defeat and get up and go on.

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

Daniel Taddeo

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

Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 8:53 AM, 02.01.2021