Believe: to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing
UPDATE: I meant to add this before now but this "Believe" exercise thing is, apparently, something well known on NPR. I don't know who came up with it or how it came about, but I think it's awesome.
Well first she did it, and I thought "wow, I cannot attempt that." Then, she did it and I thought "dang, this isn't going to be easy." Then, she did it too and I thought "this is just too much."
But, like most things I do, I wasn't one hundred percent sure about it and yet, I did it anyway. After all, I am, if nothing else, a believer.
I believe that it’s okay to like stuff. I believe we are too hard on ourselves for wanting to consume what’s out there. The issue isn’t spending or buying, it’s control.
I believe happiness is a choice. Every thing, every day. Digging through crap will result in finding a pony.
I believe in the little things, like holding a door and saying “good morning.”
I believe life is very, very short but too long a journey to travel alone.
I believe our bodies are a gift, and we should make every effort to learn to love and treat them as such. I believe we are built to break a sweat.
I believe in kindness, and empathy.
I believe in the power of family, babies and puppies.
I believe you can find peace on the sea, at the top of a mountain or on your living room sofa.
I believe we were created, because I believe there are things that science just cannot explain.
I believe there is absolutely no replacement for education.
I believe music should move you, even if it’s just dancing in the car.
I believe you should approach every situation as if those involved have the best intentions. You will sometimes be disappointed.
I believe, when all else fails, you should laugh.
I believe the ocean has the capability to cure.
I believe shoes should not hurt your feet. This is probably also why I have forty-two pairs of flip flops (a.k.a. “thongs” for my Aussie friends).
I believe in Fall football, drinks with friends, and Sunday afternoon walks.
I believe you can make friends anywhere. I believe I have.
I believe a group, whether your soccer team or your entire nation, must believe in itself to succeed.
I believe we have a responsibility to our planet. I believe most of us don’t take this seriously.
I believe in questioning “the way we have always done it.”
I believe some things are worth the calories.
I believe in travel and broadening your horizons.
I believe harmless superstitions are healthy.
I believe in working hard, and playing hard.
I believe, even with all this, I’m really only on the cusp of knowing all I will truly believe in this life.