I have certain beliefs I hold on to in my life. Beliefs that have molded and shaped decisions I make, how I respond to people, and how I treat those around me. Beliefs that have come from years of work and just figuring out how I want to live my life and be remembered. I’m not perfect at living out these beliefs but I strive daily.
Things like I always believe you should say something even if it’s a simple I’m sorry or I don’t know what you’re going through but I’m here. I believe that when we show people we’re there for them, and really be there they know they’re not alone. Alone is a scary place to be in this world and I’ve felt it many times. So I never want anyone else to go through that.
I believe that if we let go of our stereotypes we would all be in a better place. How can anyone think you can get a general characteristic/belief about a segment of the population? I can’t find a characteristic that most of my family shares let alone a belief. Just doesn’t make sense to me. We’re humans, with thoughts, feelings, hearts. We all have a purpose and people deserve the opportunity to fulfill their purpose. Let’s live like people matter because we all do. I’m not more important than anyone else, really I’m not important at all.
I believe one should never make decisions when they are hungry or tired or angry. Those decisions are typically made with an unclear mind. I personally do not make rash decisions, I am a thinker because making rash decisions do not end well for me. I can’t articulate what I mean or want very well.
I believe in giving not just money but time to others. I can’t imagine spending my Monday nights anywhere else other than at STC. I’ve seen changes in kids there because someone else shows them love. Listens to them, really listens and is interested in what is actually happening in their life.
I believe in pulling people closer to us. I think in general people mean well. I’m a believer in that the world is full of great people who do not get the attention that the bad people get. Today though, if I’m honest, I’ve reached a point where I wonder where the line in pulling closer and taking a step back is located. When pulling closer means I’m giving 95% of myself. When my heart feels stretched, vulnerable and bruised. Pulling closer means I take the risk. Means holding on and believing that in the end it will work out. Pulling closer means in the end my love might not be reciprocated but I’ve done what my heart says is right. I’m more sensitive than others, I love hard and deep, and I can easily take on the emotions of those around me. At 28 I’m learning to control that.
I believe I have a good heart, that I’m worthy, that I’m a good friend, that I deserve to be pursued by those around me. The simplest of actions can mean the world to a person.
Lastly, I believe this life is inherently good. It’s messy (I think I’ve said that before) but I believe it’s good. Today I’m looking for that silver lining, that sign that says keep pulling closer this is what your heart is made for. Hearts heal, and truly I want to be remembered for loving and making people feel loved, wanted and important. Because really, that’s what everyone needs.