This I Believe

Susan - Snohomish, Washington
Entered on November 15, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65

I believe life is a test. Even as a a little girl I wondered why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Watching the trials and turmoils of adults around me I came to the conclusion that life tries to break a you, break your spirit, break your heart.

I had stumbled upon what the “rules of the game” are. I now know how to play.

If this life is a test, I will not let it take my compassion, my humor, or my sanity. My decisions, as I face difficulties, will be based upon honor. I will not go to my grave having failed this test.

Now that I know what life is trying to do, I will not let it win.