About to turn 13, this young one is a lively and lovely (and so very funny) family member that never ceases to amaze and engage. The depths of her heart have been visible since her infancy, but more-and-more we see the riches there; and never more so than in the un-edited piece that follows.
Celtic in origin, the name Rylie (Riley) means courageous. It is an apt title for a girl who's middle name is Hope. She is the quintessential embodiment of both!
She is my beloved granddaughter, Rylie Hope.
For Thanksgiving, she let the world know:
THIS I BELIEVE ...
I can live because I have beliefs.
My beliefs help me live, but if someone had no beliefs, they would be a zombie. This I believe ... happiness is the structure of life. If your life can be structured around happiness, like mine, you can actually live life and be successful.
With happiness you can have an imagination.
This I believe ... that without happiness, the mind is sad and becomes dead, and with no imagination or creativeness.
The power of he imagination is used for everything. I believe imagination makes people happier because I enjoy using mine. I use my more creative imagination for writing stories or even talking to someone. I even make up some words (*). But without an imagination, I believe that makes life extremely difficult.
Another belief I possess is to have kindness towards others, and to be peaceful. When you are kind and do good things to others, you can make friends. Friends can bring happiness, which I believe can be the structure of life.
The best friends are friends who give happiness and don't take it. They are a good influence and don't do bad things which influence upon you to do bad things.
The two beliefs - happiness and kindness - are linked to the soul structure, and keep us living.
Without happiness we become angry or sad and depressed, and are no longer kind.
Without kindness, we cannot be happy because there is no one to make you happy when you're not kind. So you must have happiness and kindness to live life.
This I believe.
(*) This will not be a lost fact to those that know me!!!!