I Believe …

It’s been a while since I’ve done an “I believe” post, and I feel like it’s time — time for you all to get to know a little more about me. So, as the name of the post implies, I believe:

  • How you treat your teeth says a lot about how you treat yourself as a person. Oral hygiene is extremely important, and your teeth deserve to be loved, honored and respected — just as you do. So, yeah, I brush (and floss) more often than most people, I’m certain. But I love my teeth. And they love me.
  • In the basic goodness of humankind. I will give people the benefit of the doubt, knowing that — most of the time — people are good and honest and try to do the right thing.
  • Forgiveness is the best gift you can give — to yourself. Forgiving someone and moving on from the pains, hurts and violations of the past frees you from the blackness left behind. Plus, it opens your heart and lets love in.
  • Family is — and always will be — the best gift you’re ever given. They also are the best friends you’ll ever have — honest and full of love, your best interests at heart (whether you like it or not).
  • Seeing the good in bad situations isn’t always easy — but it’s always worth it.
  • Everyone has “stuff” — some more serious than others. What affects us doesn’t define us — unless we let it.
  • In second chances. Enough said.
  • Some things are more important than housework — like spending an afternoon playing with the nieces and nephews, reading a book under a tree in the park on the last warm fall day, holding hands and going for a walk with your beloved.
  • “Dirty,” “messy” and “lived-in” are three very different things. (See previous bullet.)
  • Kids make life more fun. And a child is always, always a blessing.
  • Smiles have a ridiculous amount of power to change someone’s world. So smile — the person’s world that needs changing might just be your own.
  • If you want to change something about yourself, you can do it. Stop making excuses and do the work.
  • We all have the power to amaze ourselves. We just don’t give ourselves the chance.
  • Life is meant to be lived. Take chances. Make new friends. Jump out of airplanes. Eat good food. Play in the leaves. Dance in the rain. Fall in love.

So, there you go, a little more about me — for whatever it’s worth.

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