There’s this amazing monologue in Bull Durham, where Crash Davis (played by Kevin Costner) lays out all the things he believes in. That got me to thinking about what I believe in. My list isn’t comprehensive, but rather what came to mind immediately. I may add more later.
"I believe in the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
- Crash Davis from Bull Durham.
He's pretty much got it covered, but here's a bit about what I believe in . . .
I believe in love at first sight and have been blessed to have experienced it once.
I believe that my never-ending belief in Santa makes Christmas morning more exciting. But if that Easy Bake Oven (that I asked for when I was 5) doesn't show up soon, I might start doubting.
I believe in the 10-feet rule - I smile at anyone who comes within 10 feet of me.
I believe in the Golden Rule and surround myself with others who hold this belief dear.
I believe that no one cares how much I know until they know how much I care.
I believe respect is the foundation for the healthiest relationships.
I believe that all food tastes better when eaten by candlelight and on good china.
I believe that children are proof of God.
I believe that the Cubs will win the World Series in my lifetime (if the BoSox & White Sox can, so can they!).
I believe there is a man out there who will love me as much as I love him, who will treat me with respect, and for whom being a "gentleman" is a way of life - not a catch-phrase.
I believe that our life experiences and the lessons we learn make us more interesting.
I believe that quality beats quantity every time.
I believe in the healing power of hugs.
I believe in living life to the fullest and taking time everyday to stop, smell, touch, and taste the roses.
I believe in monogamy and that true love can last forever.
I believe that we all have baggage. What we do with it and how we deal with it defines us more than the baggage itself.
I believe in “paying it forward” and helping those in need. It always comes back at least ten fold and usually when I'm least expecting it.
I believe music speaks to my soul, especially first thing in the morning, in a way no amount of caffeine ever will.
I believe there are no mistakes or failures in life, just opportunities to learn valuable lessons.
I believe friends are the family I choose.
I believe pets are the cheapest and most effective form of therapy available.
I believe watching the sunset every night is the greatest test of faith. And watching the sunrise in the morning is evidence my faith was well placed.