“I believe in pink.” ― Audrey Hepburn
I, too, believe in pink.
I also believe in the long, warm days of summer.
I believe in children with grass-stained knees and dirty fingernails and twinkly-eyed grins.
I believe in mixing play-doh colors and hosting impromptu parties.
I believe in chair dancing and singing to loud music while driving in the car.
I believe in fake flowers and real tattoos.
I believe in long naps, short showers, and eating dessert first.
I believe in the therapeutic benefits of laughter, prayer, meditation, and a good long cry, in equal measure depending on the situation.
I believe in kindness, mercy, empathy, and good manners.
I believe in the enduring power of words and hugs and comfortable silences.
I believe in music that makes you dance, music that makes you sing, music that makes you cry, and music that takes you, if for just a few moments, to the other side of things.
I believe in being the first one to say “I love you” and “I’m sorry.”
I believe in the soul-deep good-heartedness of people, despite the fact that we’re all a little bruised, a little scarred, and always healing.
I believe in love that consists of actions and choices, not just feelings and emotions.
I believe in giving more than you get, listening more than you talk, and forgiving more than you need to be forgiven.
I believe in grace and wonder. I believe in miracles.
What do you believe?
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.