Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Believe

I believe in the power of friendship. My friends are the people in life I continually turn to for advice, support, entertainment, and encouragement. They are the ones who know who I am at my core, the good and the bad. I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded by amazing people who are never more than a phone call or email away. These are the friends with whom I can be my true self and trust above all else. These are the friendships that have been with me in times of joy and held my hand through the stormy, turbulent times.

I believe in eating ice cream for dinner on occasion. Not just any ice cream, but ice cream with all the fixings: chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and whipped cream. For no reason other than the fact that I can.

I believe in dreaming and working hard. Dreaming up a life that will take me to new places, with new people, and new adventures. Dreaming of unexplored paths and unchartered territories. Dreaming of things so big, that they seem impossible and scare the bejesus out of me. Then working hard to lay the groundwork to make those dreams become a reality. Reaching out, questioning, asking, putting myself out there and pushing the boundaries of my soul to live the dreams I’ve had.

I believe in kindness. The kind where an unexpected package or letter brightens someone’s day. Going out of the way to be a little bit nicer to people doesn’t have to be some big, extraordinary effort. Often times, it’s the smaller gestures that have the biggest impact. Things like adding a few coins to an almost expired parking meter, a bigger than expected tip to the barista, randomly buying someone else a coffee without them knowing, a smile to someone you don’t even know.

I believe in laughter. The kind that makes my sides hurt and tears to fall from my eyes.

I believe in myself. That I have the capability for extraordinary things. That I can be a better person, make my life everything I want and more. That I reach new heights and soar on the back of the wind. I know I can change my world and let more beauty shine through. I know that I’m stronger than I think and capable of so much more than I can possibly know.

What do you believe in today?