This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
As a writer, Silas House doesn't like to use the word "love" too much. But, when it comes to his dogs, House knows that they embody love in every sense of the word—the giving and receiving of affection, practicing kindness and patience, and enjoying every single moment.
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It’s hard to beat the friendship of a loyal pet. Whether a big, old dog, or a spunky, young kitten, or some exotic species, a relationship with a beloved pet can be as deep and fulfilling as anything we can experience. Click the links below to read how special animals inspired belief in these essayists.
The English Department at Clarion University in Pennsylvania invited Dan Gediman to participate in its cultural series entitled, “In God We Trust?” Students, staff, faculty, and community members reflected on particular belief systems and how writing This I Believe essays have allowed individuals to explore for themselves a belief in God. Eleven essayists read their belief statements at the Dec. 4th event.
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