Thursday, July 5, 2007

Things I Believe In

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.

1 comment:

  1. I think that was a great set of beliefs to believe in... thanks for sharing!



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