I believe

I believe … that I am never closer to God than when I am outside.

I believe … that I can do anything I decide to try. I just haven’t tried it all yet.

I believe … in life after death, that I know things I shouldn’t, and that I can sense good from bad.

I believe … in the magic of a favorite song on the radio, the wind in my hair and sunshine on my face.

I believe … that there’s a reason babies and animals come to me.

I believe … that good cooks have plenty of friends.

I believe … that there is more right with this country than there is wrong with it.

I believe … that the quiet Sunday afternoons I carve out are some of my best days.

I believe … that my children and grandchildren love me because I first loved them.

I believe … that being related doesn’t give someone the right to be hurtful.

I believe … in never turning down the hubby’s kisses.

I believe … in the power of a gentle touch, a kind word, and an open heart.

I believe … that a confident smile is the sexiest accessory.

I believe … that if you have to tell me how religious you are… that I’d rather watch your actions and decide for myself.

I believe … that I will meet my father, grandparents and others again.

I believe … in music, books, and just being still sometimes.

I believe … that I am at my strongest when someone I love is hurting.

I believe … that we are all a work in progress.

I believe … the best is yet to come.

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26 thoughts on “I believe

  1. Absolutely beautiful!! I totally agree.

  2. “Snarkiness and nastiness” have a formidable foe in you. Keep up the good fight…but then, I don’t sense that you fight…you just naturally are a “believer”. Love this and thank you for writing.

    • Nope, I’m not much of a fighter, you’re right. But … I will dig my heels in if necessary and then … eek! Thanks for your kind words, MJ

  3. I believe I love that sunflower! Brightens my day along with your uplifting post.

  4. cooper

    I believe … that a confident smile is the sexiest accessory.

  5. “I believe … that if you have to tell me how religious you are… that I’d rather watch your actions and decide for myself.”

    So true! You’re a brilliant woman, MJ. I’m always blessed when I stop by your blog 🙂

    • Well, thank you Jaclyn Rae. I almost censored that out b/c I didn’t want to offend anyone but .. truth be told… when someone’s spouting off their Godly characteristics to me I get a little offended .. then I step back and wonder .. why do they need to tell me this?
      Cheers! MJ

  6. Beautiful, MJ! I agree with Jaclyn…that was my favourite part too!


  7. “I believe … that I am at my strongest when someone I love is hurting.”
    Agree 100%. Furthermore, I believe I am at my best when someone I love is need. I don’t mean that badly – I just mean I find it easier to tap into my inner strength when the need involves someone else. Does that make sense? In any case, this was lovely. ~ Lenore

    • You get me Lenore. That’s exactly what I meant. Someone dear to me is hurting right now and while I am powerless to change it, I am finding the inner strength to soldier on and remain hopeful – for them. Thank you for your comments! MJ

  8. I believe…you’ve got it figured out woman. Your people are lucky to have you in their lives…

    And, no, never turn down husband’s kisses 🙂

    • Ah Jessie .. I think we’re all just a work in progress. Somedays I feel more evolved than others … but I do thank you for your sweet words of support. Cheers!! MJ

  9. I believe in the power of wordpress to bring like minded peopled together in the sharing of ideas and thoughts that lead to those precious ah ha moments.

  10. Wonderful post!

  11. Hi – Wonderful posting here – Ty 🙂

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  13. Thank you for this. I appreciate all the things you reference…a wonderful credo for life!

    I knew you were a kindred spirit!


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