I believe

I believe in...

Toke, toke, pass; drunk texting; friendship
strengthened by silliness; making crazy memories;
sex as natural; sex as good
(not everybody does, but everybody should);
spooning; kissing despite hot morning breath;
loving yourself first (last and always).

Freedom of choice; extending helping hands;
keeping America beautiful; loyalty to friends;
choosing your family; oversharing on Facebook;
handwriting notes to post right here;
smiling at a computer screen; holding
hands virtually until someday finally arrives. 

Keeping America beautiful; closing the lid
before you flush; all light switches
facing the same direction; sleeping in;
doing what works; catharsis of crying
and a really good belly laugh.

Children seen and heard and believed;
a woman's voice is her power;
raising men to respect and admire
the amazing women in their lives.

But most importantly, I believe in
the power of wonder and curiosity;
in asking all the hard questions;
and looking deeper than the surface
to find glimmering kernels of truth
buried deep in sludge and sediment.

I believe because I have to.
I believe because not to means
losing such precious pieces of myself.

How about you?


  • Bibliomama

    YES to oversharing on Facebook. NO to kissing with morning breath. :) But that's just me.

  • This Heavenly Life

    Looking deep beneath the surface gets a big fat yes from me, but I agree with Bibliomama on the morning breath....mostly because it wouldn't be fair to knock my sweet husband over first thing in the morning! Poor guy...

    Oh -- and I think I believe more in loving myself last. Not taking the least *care* of myself, but putting the needs of others above my own makes me feel happier in the end. It's a gateway to loving myself, because I can be so calmed by knowing that I'm loving others well. I hope :)

  • Hyacynth

    I believe in children being seen and heard and loved, too! And so much more of what you believe, too. {Although, admittedly, I don't toke and pass and I can barely text before I've had a single glass of wine.;)}

  • About this website....

    I believe too, especially you. luv ya, mamacita!

  • Cathy Reaves

    catharsis of crying
    and a really good belly laugh

    Yes, yes, yes!

    Be careful with that drunk texting!

  • Jade @ Tasting Grace

    Wow. Awesome {and brave}.

  • Stacia

    Can't do morning-breath kisses. I do love me some symmetrical light switches, though, and goodness knows I overshare on Facebook! =>

  • ayala

    Awesome, Kelly!

  • Jessica

    Love it...all of it. Such beauty in writing out all that we believe, and seeing it in word version, splayed out before us.

  • melissa

    I believe in you, speaking up!
    I believe I'll just keep believing.

  • Anonymous

    I too believe in closing the lid before flushing! That is crucial! I also believe in sleeping in, a good cry and LAUGHING!

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri

    Love this Kelly. Hard questions, looking deeper than the surface, catharsis in crying and belly laughs - YES!

  • {Stephanie}The Drama Mama

    Absolutely love this. Beautiful, Kelly!

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