Monday, April 23, 2007

I Believe

I believe in tipping appropriately. Extra well for good service. And treating waitstaff with respect. I also believe in sending food back if it's not how you ordered it.

I believe in staying in my pajamas, not showering, lazing around, in bed, all day. Sometimes with wine. And a good friend, or a good man.

I believe in the power of a sincere apology. And telling those that are nearest and dearest "I love you," often. And that it's never too late to do or say either of these things.

I believe that there is a time and place for everything. Humor is very necessary, but inappropriate in some situations.

I believe in seeing a good chick flick at least once a month. And girl time. Often.

I believe in dessert, and working out a little extra for it.

I believe in karma. What goes around comes around. I believe that the good that you put out to the world will come back to you.

I believe that we are affected, at least in some way, by every person that we meet. I believe people come into our lives for a reason.

I believe that in the end, things will all work out as they are supposed to.

I believe in positive thinking. I also believe in self fulfilling prophecies. If you say you are going to have a shitty day, you probably will. And the law of attraction, I believe in that, big time.

I believe in wearing sunscreen. I also believe in baking in the sun for hours, but not without sunscreen.

I believe that I have been truly blessed with a wonderful family, amazing friends, a roof over my head, and a little extra cash each month to go spend on accessories. For these things, I am immensely grateful.

I believe that pets can really understand us, our moods, and our funks.

I believe that the way a guy treats his mother says a lot.

I believe in an afterlife.

I believe that life is what we make of it. And that choice has a hell of a lot to do with it all.

I believe that once something truly hurtful is said or done, it cannot be taken back.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell. Sometimes elderly people especially.

I believe in having a smaller meal before going out to get a better, and quicker, and cheaper buzz.

I believe in chemistry. I believe that physical attraction is not everything, but it's very important.

I believe in using my fingers to add or subtract.

I believe in the importance of spending time alone, with just yourself. And the rejuvinating effect that can have. And I believe in being independent.

I believe that one can not possibly, fully understand the depths of another's heartache unless they have walked a mile in their shoes.

I believe that one can never have too many shoes. Or accessories. Or purses.

I think that everyone, unfortunately, will be affacted first hand, or know someone, a friend of a friend even, by cancer.

I believe in the healing power of a warm emrace. I believe that my mom will always be able to make the shittiest day better.

I believe that people should take risks. Do things that they have always wanted to do, even if they're scary things. To step outside of the box, out of the norm, the everyday mundane, and just live on the wild side. Even if that means highlighting your hair, getting a tattoo, traveling alone, or getting your ears pierced. Do it. Dare to take risks.

I believe that women are meant to have curves. And that curvy=sexy.

I believe in the turn on ability of Van Moorison playing in the background, while drinking wine, smelling yummy cologne, with candle lit ambiance.

I believe in really listening when talking to someone. Trying not to focus so much on what I want to say next and really, really listening.

33 comments:

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Love this! Very cool!

Ruby said...

I believe you have great beliefs!

Jessica said...

What a doll you are!

Curves are totally sexy. Thanks for letting me get to know you a tad more neighbor of mine.

egan said...

So much to talk about on this post. I will stick to the curves one. I too think a woman should have curves, but I suppose there are women who aren't as shapely as others. How someone treats their parents is a huge indication about their personality.

Kate said...

this is an absolutely fabulous post! i love it.

i'm so gla i found your blog.

:) kt

Jennifer said...

I love your answers!

Especially the part about karma (I want karma to be true!)

And I also agree with you about adding with your fingers!

Beth said...

I believe that this was a great post! You and I have so much in common!

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Great post!!! I love it!

brookem said...

thanks kids!
i stole the idea from a few other people, and it took me a bit to whip it up, but welp, here ya have it.

Jessica said...

Shitty punctuation.

Let me try again...Thanks for letting me get to know you a tad more, neighbor of mine.

Nope the sentence just plain sucks.

Ally said...

I believe in the smaller meals before drinking too....a big meal makes it take way too long to get a buzz!

brandy said...

Fingers to help count? I couldn't agree more.. especially when I'm adding up Scrabble scores.

Airam said...

I believe that this is a damn good post!

Chris said...

I believe the children are our future....

I am often the infusion of inappropriate humor...

I believe I am glad that I found this blog.

Chris said...

Actually, you found me first.

jeorg said...

good stuff.

B said...

great post!

I believe my dogs understand me- I talk to them all the time.

Aaron said...

I believe you're right.

"I believe in using my fingers to add or subtract." --> Awesome!

Now, lets talk about those curves... :P

e.b. said...

I beleive you did a good job! See I told you that you could do it...

Joy said...

I believe you're great :-p

egan said...

Chris, I'm glad you quoted the lyric and not me. I was tempted to do so, but held off. You rock.

Thomas said...

I believe this list is pretty cute.

angel, jr. said...

This is an awesome list!!

I believe you have an awesome heart!

m said...

I love this. Thank you! :)

Ryane said...

yeah, I concur with everyone else--great post. I, too, believe in karma and the power of thought--spot on w/those two.

Winters said...

Great post, and interesting thoughts.

I loved listening to my grandparents stories.

I believe in Chocolate Mousse and apple pie.

And I have always treated my mother very respectfully. Because she scares the **** out of me.

;)

Kimberly said...

I can tell you really put some time and energy into this list...it makes me feel like I should work on articulating what I believe too. Great inspiration!

Beth said...

I agree with a whole bunch of these!
Especially the tipping one. I know so many people who don't tip and its really quite embarassing!

Desiree said...

I love this idea! I may have to do one of my own one of these days...

brooke alexandra said...

I "believe" you are freaking AMAZING!

Binky said...
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Binky said...

I believe this is the greatest blog entrey I've read this month.

Jason said...

i really realy liked that and yes curves are sexy