Some time ago Sierra put a quote on her blog that I just love. It's from Audrey Hepburn:
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." Audrey Hepburn
I thought about stealing it an acting like it was my own, but that would be wrong, so then I thought about writing my own I Believe statement. I mulled it over for a few days, and then one night wrote out a list. It still needs refining, but here's what I've come up with.
I believe in gratitude.
I believe that we are stronger than we imagine possible.
I believe in getting to work and getting it done - whatever it is.
I believe that most of what we dread, once done, isn't as bad as we thought it would be.
I believe in spoiling children just enough to make them feel special.
I believe that beauty comes from knowing who you are and liking it, then add mascara and lipstick.
I believe in staying close to siblings, and in giving parents credit for having done their best.
I believe that a good nap will cure most of what ails you. A good walk will cure the rest.
I believe in sincerity.
I believe in good hugs.
I believe in telling people that you love them, and even more so in showing it.
I believe that when we think critically of others, we only hurt ourselves.
I believe that life is best lived with others, but you can do it alone when you have to.
I believe in kindness.
I believe that there is Divinity in all of us.
I believe in the beauty of words.
I believe that we can always find reasons to be miserable, but if we turn our attention in another direction, we'll find much to be happy about. I believe that it's up to each of us to make that choice.