Sunday, December 30, 2012

"I believe..."

I don't know how many of you all have seen the Blue Collar Comedy Tour or, more specifically, the skit of the four guys talking about things they believe in. (It can be found here if you haven't seen it, but be warned, don't watch it with kids around or when drinking anything carbonated.)

Whenever I talk about things I believe in, particularly when I'm exhausted, I always start it off in my mind just like Larry the Cable Guy does... "I bah-LEEEVVVE!"

Ridiculous, I know. I admit it. I'm corny.

So, now on a more serious note, I would like to share some things I believe in. Because, what better time to do so than at 1:19 in the morning when I'm sitting on the couch with two cats, and Ghost Adventures is on the television, and I had a really okay night at work.  I might be out of diet cream soda, but there are worse things in life.

I believe....

... in the power of holding a hand.

... in warmed socks on a cold night.

... that your best friend may be 2,000 miles away, and you've never met, but she's still your best friend.

... that it's SO important to be grateful for what you have, even when you're striving to improve on things.

... in the copper come-hither of a heads-up penny on the ground.

... in the goodness of most people even when their minds may be under the influence of something bad.

... that our families lie within our hearts, not limited to who we are related to bloodwise.

... in whispered words that have the potential to change a life.

... that one smile can spread into hundreds.

... in the love of my God.

... in me.

... in you.

Panama - January 2012


  1. What a beautiful way of writing!! Love this! Thank you for visiting my happy to come across yours!

  2. Janel! What an honor to have you read and comment here. Thank you so much for taking the time :) I'm so happy I stumbled across your site as well.

  3. I believe in all of those things. I also believe in Larry the Cable Guy. Oh. And ghosts... :)

  4. This is also why I love you, Callea. Multi-dimensional awesome. LOL :)

  5. Beautiful! I found you on the bloghole blog hop - I love your writing! ;)

  6. Hi Darla! I'm so happy that I linked there - so many amazing new blogs to read and friends to meet.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, and I look forward to heading your way!

  7. I love the beauty in the simplicity of your writing. Isn't it mind-boggling that we can, in fact, have best friends we've never seen in person? This makes me think back to high school, when your best friend was whichever one you sat beside at the moment...not so anymore, huh?

  8. Your photos are lovely. I especially like the one from your morning of fishing with your dad.
    As for your "I believe" list, Blue Collar comedy is usually the best kind. I listen to the blue collar comedy station on the radio, even.
    I am so glad you did the blog hop so I could find yours. Where I would say, "I found a penny!" you make it sound almost glamorous, with your copper come-hither speak. I look forward to reading more!

  9. Jessica, thank you for sharing your time!
    Yes... high school was very much like that - instant bonds over scratched schooldesks with hearts and initials. I wish you a beautiful year!

  10. Hi "Coop"! (Sorry, as soon as I read your blog, my brain nicknamed you that. lol)

    It's a pleasure to meet another leftie who puked on their orthodontist thanks to nasty, slimy teeth molding. Thanks so much for commenting. It means a lot!

  11. That was sweet! I'm so glad I found you through the blog hop! Would love for you to join my Tribe on Triberr (Chewylicious)! I think you'll be a great fit! Find me on there and I'll send you an invite! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

  12. Hi Courtney Lee! Thanks for sharing your time here. Isn't the Blog Hop incredible? I've met so many amazing women through that link!
    I'm happy to come over and find you. Thank you!