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Friday, February 27, 2009

I Believe... 9/25/08

This is the first of my older posts that will automatically re-post over the next 10 days. It was written in response to a Writer's Workshop prompt from Kathy over at Mama's Losin' It.

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~ I believe in The Golden Rule.
~ I believe in living by example and that “do as I say, not as I do” is so not cool.
~ I believe in tolerance over faith because, in the end, no matter what we each believe, not a one of us really knows for sure.
~ I believe in ice cream for dinner… once in a while.
~ I believe a society has an obligation to care, and care well, for its members who can’t care for themselves, but not those who won’t.

~ I believe in getting 90-minute massages as often as I can afford them.
~ I believe I’m better now than I was at 30 and I believe I’ll be better at 50 than I am now.
~ I believe in being a parent, not a friend, and that sometimes, “Because I said so!” is answer enough.
~ I believe that credit cards are the work of the devil.
~ I believe that education is not an indicator of intelligence and that the best lessons often come from the unlikeliest teachers.

~ I believe you have to risk your heart and be willing to be hurt in order to find real love.
~ I believe it’s OK to want a man… but not to need one.
~ I believe it’s perfectly fine to do all your laundry in one load, to ‘iron’ in the dryer, and hem with scotch tape.
~ I believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to protect and preserve the environment and that convenience, ‘progress’, money, or oil aren’t good reasons for destroying it.
~ I believe travel is the best way to open oneself up to the amazing and wonderful diversity in our world.

~ I believe life is too short for toxic people, bad wine, bad sex, and for harboring anger, grudges, or regret.
~ I believe a sense of humor, a great smile, and an open-mind are way sexier than 6-pack abs.
~ I believe in karma, in magic, in ghosts, and in all manner of things I can’t see or explain.
~ I believe in the power of love and hope and positive thinking.
~ I believe completely that the best is yet to come.

16 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

All your laundry in one load? I didn't think anyone believed in that.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I believe in you, Diane! (Pass the bucket, please?!)

Great idea, great posting - Lovely! x

Ronda's Rants said...

I believe you!
Nice list...I shall ponder this today!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Excellent list! And Sept. 25th is my birthday so it's extra special!

Sam_I_am said...

I love how even when you aren't here, you're still "posting."

Heather said...

Oooh, I believe by ironing in the dryer, too. That's my favorite way to do it. In fact, that's the only way I do it. I don't own an ironing board.

Comedy Goddess said...

I love this list!

Thanks for sharing something so positive!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Thanks, Diane! What a nice way to start off my Friday morning (and please don't mention it's almost noon!!). I iron in the dryer, too. And, I really do think travel is the best kind of education for your soul.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Thanks, Diane! What a nice way to start off my Friday morning (and please don't mention it's almost noon!!). I iron in the dryer, too. And, I really do think travel is the best kind of education for your soul.

blognut said...

I believe you have proven, once again, that you and I are way more alike than either of us should be comfortable with; and my pants are totally hemmed with safety pins and scotch tape today. I swear to God.

Michelle said...

Me too!

Most excellent list :0)

Lisa said...

smmoch- love this list xx

Sometimes Sophia said...

Wonderful, positive message, Diane... Great to read time and time again.

Pauline said...

I believe you are right - except maybe for the all the wash in one load thingy

dec0r8or said...

Well, phew! I was just starting to get all wound up thinking "oh shit what am I going to do for 1o days without Diane's Addled Ramblings?", and then I opened up my Google Reader and breathed a big sigh of relief! :) I love your post. I believe you are a very. smart. person. I wish I were smart enough to get off this box for 10 days. Someday. Maybe. Or not.

sherri said...

ANd I thought I was the only loser that hemmed with tape AND safety pins!

I believe you are going to be missed!