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.

originally posted by Emjayandthem on May 26, 2011

Categories: Attitude, Beauty, Determination, Faith, Forgiveness, Friendship, Growth, Life, Personal, Relationships | Tags: , , , | 19 Comments

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19 thoughts on “I believe

  1. Just perfect, MJ. Amen.

  2. I believe your words have brought a smile to me this morning 🙂

  3. Two simple words with so much power…I Believe…that Christ has given you a gift and that when you tap into that gift, He blesses you abundantly. Great post, MJ.

  4. I share your belief in everything you list here…I long ago came to terms with the reality that I know many things are true that I can’t prove to be true. Let the skeptics say what they will, I can’t deny the power of the unseen because it is invisible to the eye. ~ Sheila

    • Yep — that 3rd eye works overtime sometimes … believers or not, I believe and that’s all that matters sometimes! You and I are kindreds in many many ways, Sheila-girl.

  5. i believe that you are an optimist! i am too and i believe that it’s the best way to live 🙂

  6. This is what makes you such a genuine person. The everyday things aren’t just everyday things. You find life and beauty and happiness in all of it.

    • Well thank you very much, Terri. I do try to … and like all of us, sometimes I’m better at it than other days 🙂 Bests to you. MJ

  7. cooper

    I believe that I can’t come up with a better I Believe list than Crash Davis did in Bull Durham….

  8. Great list! And I believe the statement, “I am at my strongest when someone I love is hurting” speaks volumes about the kind of person you must be.

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