I believe the world is better than I sometimes think it is. I believe that hope can conquer fear. I believe that rain can cleanse the earth and our soul.
I believe I am stronger than I realize. I believe many people are stronger than they realize.
I believe challenge is good. I believe the bad times come to remind us to appreciate the good ones so much more.
I believe that insecurities only rule us when we let them.
I believe that each day is a new chance to make our life beautiful.
Situations occur that try to push my beliefs out of my thoughts. It seems that life often tries to suck me out of the things I hold inside. The light and the hope and the beauty. This happens. We all deal with it. However, it is imperative to find our way out of the things that bring us down. That we keep moving forward and put our focus on the good.
I believe that we can choose to remember our past while making our present our priority and dreaming/planning for our future. For whatever reason this can be difficult to do, but life is incredibly better (in my somewhat humble opinion) when we strive to keep our focus in the present. This is an area I have struggled to work through. It is easy to get caught up in thoughts of what I was used to (good things and bad things). However, my present is filled with really great stuff and I know that I have to keep appreciating this time in my life.
This morning as I was trying to make my bed my dog jumped up to get extra love. Instead of telling her to get down I decided to get out of the morning schedule and enjoy the giant hug she gave me. Yes, a hug! Being in the present moment. What sweetness we find when we stop rushing, stop being caught in the tangle of yesterday. When we look around and realize all the good that surrounds us right now.
I believe that so much of life is good, is better than we even realize. I believe that there is an undercurrent of beauty all around us. We might have to dig a little to find it, but it is there.
I also know it is Friday and I believe that this weekend means there are a few margaritas that need to be enjoyed. Also, while I am here in the present I am currently daydreaming a little about a special date with my special guy this weekend! I can feel the anticipation building and I cannot wait for Sunday to get here!
Much love and happy weekend!