I Believe (a Personal Manifesto)
I believe, that each and every one of us is capable of so much more than we think.
I believe in speaking up for the things you believe in.
I believe that love knows no limits.
I believe in loving deeply and passionately every day.
I believe in opening up, rather than closing in.
I believe that people are often better than we give them credit for.
I believe in trusting those around me.
I believe in letting go of control and perfectionism, even as I struggle to do so.
I believe in truly seeing those around me.
I believe in taking responsibility for our own lives.
I believe in creating the life you want to live.
I believe in helping those less fortunate.
I believe in helping those marginalized by society.
I believe in questioning common sense, common beliefs and common ways of doing things to find out what is right for me.
I believe that what is right for me, might not be right for you.
I believe in soaking up the sun.
I believe in letting people in, even after you’ve been hurt.
I believe in giving people permission to break your heart.
I believe in trusting your own strength to deal with whatever may be.
I believe “this too shall pass”, and so,
I believe in enjoying moments of beauty, that much more intensely, and,
I believe in the importance of remembering that even at the worst, things do get better.
I believe in allowing yourself to treasure and remember those bitter-sweet moments of what was, and what will never be.
I believe that everything changes – and that is okay.
I believe in taking chances.
I believe, that “life rewards people who move in the direction of greatest courage.” – Franklin Veaux