What do you believe in?

I believe in kindness, and the power it holds.

I believe our past is part of us, but not all of us.

I believe in honesty, and trusting yourself, and trusting others (as much as you are able to).

I believe in dancing and singing and moving.

I believe in the future.

I believe in nature and beauty and starry skies and sunrises and the water.

I believe in freedom.

I believe in setting an example, and learning from examples.

I believe in forgiveness, and working on it when you have to.

I believe in the power of listening.

I believe in friendship.

I believe in manners.

I believe in late night conversations.

I believe in taking the time and making the time.

I believe in hope, and the danger and beauty it brings.

I believe in lie-ins and rainy pyjama days.

I believe in long and lingering kisses.

I believe in happiness and the choice to be happy.

I believe in love and the adventures love brings.

I believe in growing and changing.

I believe in looking after others and yourself.

I believe in telling people how amazing they are.

I believe in letting go of the things and people and situations that harm you. As hard as that can be.

I believe in sending notes and letters.

I believe that everyone's time is valuable.

I believe in music, and it's power to move and heal and touch.

I believe in hugs that envelop you and comfort and touch you and reconnect you to something primal and easy.

I believe that believing in people is a powerful thing.

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  1. How wonderful. I have to agree (believe) you too.

  2. I'll believe in you, or I'll be leaving you tonight...

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I believe in rock n roll and its ability to save the world.

  3. I believe you may have covered it for me. I do believe in forgiveness and working on it when you have to. Lovely post, Claire.

  4. i believe that your blog is wonderful and rather therapeutic

  5. You are amazing. (I believe in telling people how amazing they are, too...among other things.) ;)

  6. I love this post. Good thinking out loud. :)

  7. I believe in not having comment moderation on ones blog ;)

  8. I believe you rock, and know how to rock out.

    Rock on, Claire.

  9. Lovely. But now I have this song stuck in my head (which is also lovely)


  10. Those are great things to believe in. Too bad it is not universal.

  11. I love your writings fantastic work

  12. I agree completely. Great thoughts for me to wake up to!

  13. I needed to read that. Your words are exactly how I've been feeling lately. Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Beautiful Claire! Belief is a wonderful thing, that you for sharing your beliefs with us.

  15. How refreshing!
    This was fun to read :)

  16. Awwww! So you'll forgive me for being a smart ass: I believe I can fly...

  17. Thinking out loud is something I should definitely do more of. I love how you can convey your thoughts into words so effortlessly.

  18. Nice list Claire!
    I especially like the one about long and lingering kisses. :)

  19. I believe in your optimism! And I believe my country needs a change in order for all of us to believe again.

    Go Obama!!

  20. dearest claire this is obviously (to me anyway) a thoughtful post that tells so much about who you are. i love it! there is so much mutuality in it. so much give and take.


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