The Life of Bon: I Believe

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Believe

I believe...

In being pretty.  In painted fingernails and long eyelashes and beautiful dresses.  I believe that every once in a while every woman should straight up feel like a million bucks.



I believe in laughing and laughing freely and even sometimes laughing when you don't feel much like laughing at all.

I believe in hard work and rewards.  I think good things come to those who wait, but I know that even better things come to those who don't waste time waiting and just get to work.

I believe in love.
I believe in marriage.
I believe in sacrifice, loyalty, trust, compromise, hard work, and letting go of pride.
I believe in saying sorry.



I believe that dreams can come true and that a dream is really nothing more than a big goal that requires so much work that it overwhelms most of us so much that it never becomes more than a dream.  I've always dreamed of being a writer, but the road seemed too long, the pathway too arduous.  I'll always be grateful for Hubs for encouraging me to chase my dreams, no matter how far fetched they first seemed.  It wasn't until I married Hubs that I dared to start blogging consistently.  I'm telling you now, it ain't no coincidence.


I believe in movie theatres and popcorn and an ice cold coca cola.


I believe in a God who is loving, forgiving, and understanding.  I believe in a God that does things we don't understand sometimes, but that doesn't do anything  that isn't absolutely necessary for us to become who He wants us to become.

I believe that my dad is still with me and is still a part of me.  I believe that he watches over me, protects me, laughs when I say something crazy to my students, and covers his eyes in horror when I run a red light.



I believe in the power of prayer.

I believe in the power of words.  Their power to heal, change, and inspire.  I believe in literature, and Shakespeare, and even the power of this little blogging world.

I believe in friends.  In being friends with your family, and friends with your roommates, and friends with your husbands.  I believe in my work friends and my college friends and my blog friends.  I believe in spending time with girls because those boys just straight up don't get it sometimes.


I believe that people like you based on how you make them feel.  The key to having a lot of friends is making people feel good about themselves.  You make people feel good about themselves, and you'll have a pack of friends following you around for life.

I believe in the power of serving others.  Of forgetting yourself and going to work.  I believe in my mom and her incredible example of strength and love and trust in God.  Of kindness and generosity and always having a warm, open heart.



I believe in honoring your parents.  I also believe in finding out what YOU believe, in gaining your own knowledge, and making your own choices.  I'll always be grateful to my parents for letting me do that.

I believe that if you're not playing a game with the intent to win a game, why are you playing it at all?

I believe in a diet coke to get you through the day.  If the first diet coke is cracked at 8 am, well by golly, I believe in that too.



I believe in quiet time... in finding time alone with God, time to think, time to be grateful, time to study, time to read, time to ponder.

I believe in loud time... in football games and dance parties and big, obnoxious groups of people having a good old time.

I believe that everyone should at one time visit a third world country.  That we should all make the effort to see the rest of the way the world lives and them come home and never complain about the color of our carpet again.



I believe in cooking on the grill and homemade ice cream and Sunday dinners with the family.

I believe in beautiful weather being a gift from God and in the quiet beauty of a Thursday evening home alone.



(This is a link up... I stole the idea from Erin.  Go link up.  And if you don't know Erin you need to.  She's a blogging mastermind.)

36 comments:

  1. I believe that you are gifted...and funny, and possibly addicted to diet coke :)
    xoxo

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  2. I believe that I agree with pretty much every single thing you said.

    Well done, dear.

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  3. Lovely post. Wish I can "like" this post :)

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  4. ooooohhhh!!! I super LOVE this post! And you look freaking GORGEOUS in those first two wedding pictures!

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  5. love that second wedding picture. you look so happy! i believe in love, marriage and the whole shebang. love to see happy couples!

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  6. This is just beautiful, 'nough said.

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  7. What a great post! Love your blog! Glad I found you!

    Following from www.careerdesirestobottlesanddiapers.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful post. I believe in a lot of those things too. :)

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  9. Great post. I'm a newer follower of your blog and I really enjoy reading it.

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  10. I really like what you had to say about people liking you based on how you treat them. I need to remember that. And I agree that it's 100 percent true.

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  11. I love the part about "people liking you based on how you make them feel" -so true! People just need to be nicer.

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  12. Love your blog!
    Following you! :)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday and for your awesome comment!

    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  13. I believe you have a wonderful way of writing things out & I'm glad you are a blogger. I'm also glad that I found your blog. Wanted to let you know you are a awesome person.. loved this post. It's an amazing way to get to know fellow bloggers. Thanks Erin! Love reading your posts! <3, Amy

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  14. This was so funny (as always) and so inspirational (as always). I`m going straight to writing my post, and linking to Erin...

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  15. This is quite possible the most beautiful "I Believe" post I've read so far! Love all of it!

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  16. this is so beautiful! I just might of read it more then once

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  17. I also linked up with Erin. Too funny!

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  18. I'm glad that I'm not the only addicted to Diet Coke. Love this post. It makes me want to cry. I'm so emotional these days!

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  19. So... I don't have a lot of friends in Chicago. And now I'm worried it's because I don't make people feel good about themselves. I believe I need to start giving more compliments or something.

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  20. This is a really genuinely fantastic list! I used to believe in diet coke. First thing in the morning. 4 a day. Until my bf convinced me I was going to die from it. I miss it.

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  21. I used to live in a 3rd world country--and I'm continually amazed at the things Americans complain about. It's so great that your husband supports you in writing and blogging, mine does too and it makes pursuing the dream so much more easier when you have someone to comfort you and tell you that you're still a genius after yet another rejection letter.

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  22. Hi! This is such a great post and we have so many of the same beliefs from fake eye lashes to loyalty to our friends and family and to laughter. You and your pictures are beautiful!
    From Jenny @ Cassadras Corner

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  23. Love this list!! Btw, you are gorgeous!!

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  24. Thanks For Following!!! I love this post! And I am also looking forward to getting to know you!! Following Back!! :)

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  25. Thank you for finding my blog so I could find yours!!! Definitely now a follower! I look forward to getting to know you more and sharing our mutual love for Erin hehe :)

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  26. You and I are going to get along just fiiiiine! Here's to English nerds! Cheers!

    xoxo

    Jenny

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  27. Thanks for following my blog because now I found you!! Hope your having a great weekend!

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  28. New follower! I love your list and your writing. I look forward to reading more.

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  29. Loved this. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who is okay with cracking open the DC by 8 am some days. Teaching teenagers will do that to a person!

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  30. Thanks for this. It was so beautiful I may have teared up a little... That, my friend, is good writing :)

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  31. I love love LOVE this post. Perfect.

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  32. I love your I believes and agree with everyone of them 100%!!!! I see every bit of your dad in you that picture was just precious!

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  33. I love this!! And I see you lost your dad too. I lost mine 12 years ago. And I believe he is with me all the time as well. I do believe that I enjoy reading the heck out of your wonderfully, beautifully written blog. You goooood gurrrrl!!

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  34. So, I am a new reader of your blog, and a fellow blogger. I have spent the last 2 hours, while I should be going to bed because I have clinical tomorrow, browsing through your posts. Its encouraging to hear how your blog started and to see where it is now. I enjoyed reading about who you are, and what you believe...as a soon to be wife, I have laughed and in someways hope i have some wedding pictures no one should see as well. So glad I found your blog.

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