I saw this on Facebook today and it got me thinking....
Then, when I reposted it on Facebook and asked my FB friends what they believe, my BFF reminded me of this little ditty:
"Well, I believe in the soul, the (bleep!), the (bleep!), the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days." -- Bull Durham (1988).
I've always loved those songs (you know the ones) that are more or less a list of things the singer/writer feels strongly about...belief statements, favorite things, statements, truths, declarations.
My favorites are Affirmation by Savage Garden
and Eric Church's Love Your Love the Most
So, I decided to make my own list...this is a work in progress, no doubt, but I have to start somewhere...so off the top of my head:
I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated in return.
I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt.
I believe in true love, second chances, and happily ever afters.
I believe in always trying to be the best person you can be.
I believe in continuously striving to be better than you are (we're all a work in progress)!
I believe in soul mates and love at first sight.
I believe in giving more than you take, loving more than you hate, praising more than you critique, complimenting more than you complain.
I believe in dreams and bucket lists and goals and wish lists.
I believe a hug or a kiss from your child can heal just about anything.
I believe an "I love you, Mom" has 10x the healing power as above.
I believe in karma and destiny.
I believe good things come to those who wait.
I believe everything really does happen for a reason.
I believe in guardian angels, psychics, spirit guides, ghosts, and Ouija boards.
I believe if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all.
I believe in the power of a kind gesture, a gentle word, and a warm smile.
What do you believe?!?