One of my blogger BFF's, the lovely New England Girl, wrote a post where she mentioned all things that she really believes in - things that mean something to her. I absolutely loved and felt so inspired by her post, so, as I told her I was going to, I'm going to make my own list of things that I believe in - I hope you will all make YOUR own list too! =)
-I believe that everyone is beautiful in their own way, and that everyone has something to offer.
-I believe in yoga, and that it is good for the body and the soul.
-I believe in finding inspiration from everything and everyone, and by looking back on things that inspire you on days that suck, to put things in perspective.
-I believe in wearing cardigans...especially with belts.
-I believe in Macs. (my favorite setup while I'm blogging - my computer, obviously, and sparkling water!).
-I believe that people should do good not for the recognition of their actions, but because they are really, truly passionate about what they're doing and are in it for something much deeper than acknowledgment.
-I believe in learning about new cultures and religions that are different from my own. I believe that having information outside of my own small world makes me more understanding to others.
-I believe in reading fashion magazines while eating fattening food (especially ice cream!).
-I believe in peace instead of war; in doing good to those who wrong you. I believe this makes more of a difference than fighting.
-I believe in God, but I do not believe in forcing my beliefs upon others who feel differently.
-I believe that every woman should read Pride and Prejudice at least once in their lives, and strive to find their own Mr. Darcy.
-I believe in champagne truffles. At any occasion.
-I believe in not going to bed angry, and trying to resolve all issues so that you can wake up each day optimistic about how it will go, instead of being upset about something that happened the day before.
-I believe in wearing beautiful lingerie, even if you're sleeping alone, just to feel sexy, even if it's just for yourself.
-I believe in acknowledging the little things you love about someone.
-I believe that everyone should befriend someone that is different from them - different views on politics, different religions, different races, different sexual orientation... I feel that if everyone in the world did this, there would be so much more love and understanding.
-I believe in eating breakfast foods at any other time of the day besides breakfast time. And, I believe that chocolate chip pancakes can cure any bad mood.
-I believe in saying "I love you" to the people you care about, every single day.
-I believe in taking pictures - lots of them, so that when you're older, you can show your kids or grandkids how fabulous you looked in those sparkly Louboutin heels with your skinny legs.
-I believe in annual family vacations.
-I believe in shoes - lots of them, in every color.
-I believe that Boy Meets World was possibly one of the best TV shows created, ever.
-I believe in hard work, and doing things honestly. I don't believe in cutting corners, or taking the easy way out, no matter how appealing it may seem. I also don't believe in hurting others in order to get ahead.
-I believe that Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are the best in the world, and cannot be beat.
-I believe in the power of positive female role models for women - like Audrey Hepburn, Oprah, or Jackie O.
-I believe in good manners. "Please" and "thank you" go a longgg way.
-I believe in being kind to everyone, no matter what their position is. I believe that everyone is equal, so there is no reason to be nasty or rude to someone who lives differently than you.
-I believe at smiling at strangers - you never know how something as simple as that can really make someone's day.
-I believe in the healing power of sangria.
-I believe that words are extremely powerful. I believe in using words for good, and not to tear someone else down.
-I believe in photography, and that a photograph can touch a lot of people in many different ways.
-I believe in doing our part to help the earth, even in small ways like carrying a reusable water bottle, or turning off lights when you leave a room.
-I believe in the power of The Hangover to cure a bad mood.
-I believe that women should respect themselves - not that they shouldn't be sexy and fabulous, but that they shouldn't sleep around just to feel like they're worth something!
-I believe in standing up for others, when you know something isn't right and no one else is doing anything to stop it.
-I believe that a simple act of kindness carries so much weight. And I also believe that you may never know that the simplest of your actions meant the world to someone - even something teeny tiny.
-I believe in love, and that love has no age, shape, color.
What do you believe in?
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