“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.” ~Henry David Thoreau
I believe in talking to the clouds.
I believe that winter is too damn long, and that you can never have too much chocolate in the house.
I believe that people are essentially good and kind and brave, but that being good and kind and brave is really hard sometimes.
I believe that most problems become more manageable after some cookie dough and a long nap.
I believe that, when in doubt, choosing love is a good place to start.
I believe in doing something that makes your heart race or your palms sweat every day.
I believe that the sound of children clapping, singing, or laughing are some of the sweetest sounds ever.
I believe that it takes becoming a parent to really understand just how much our parents love us.
I believe that there should be a law banning reality TV and all things Kardashian.
I believe that vulnerability isn’t a sign of weakness, but an act of courage and strength.
I believe that God (or god or the Spirit or what-have-you) is in all of us and around all of us, but that sometimes the language of God gets lost in translation.
I believe that “good enough” is good enough.
I believe that empathy is underrated and underused.
I believe in compliments and radical kindness, in grace and wonder, and in miracles.
I believe in fake flowers and real tattoos, laughing until you cry and crying until you laugh, and wearing yoga pants regardless of whether one actually practices yoga.
I believe in cheap wine, loud music, and Friday night dance parties in the kitchen.
I believe that, despite any evidence to be contrary, life is good and the world is a beautiful place.
What do you believe? Right now? Always?
This post is part of the weekly Photo Inspiration Challenge. Special thanks to Angie McMonigal Photography for her photos. Make sure to visit her website or facebook page. Her work is both stunning and inspirational.