As the New Year rolled around in January, I ditched any attempt to construct resolutions. Instead of struggling to define potential achievements, I welcomed 2006 focusing on the beautiful truths already present in my life. The following are some of my findings – some of the truths which keep me going…
I believe God made and rules all things.
I believe I can grow to be a kid yet.
I believe McDonald’s should keep McRib as a permanent, not transitory, menu item.
I believe walking is the perfect exercise.
I believe the tongue is an astounding organ.
I believe more people should travel by train.
I believe the liberal use of attention can keep a friendship afloat.
I believe the lavish use of attention can keep a marriage aflame.
I believe Lucky Charms can be eaten two or three times a day.
Did I say I believe walking is the perfect exercise?
I believe broccoli’s highest calling is steak garnish.
I believe summer evenings on a porch can break the laws of time.
I believe a father’s hugs are character insurance.
I believe favor of the populace is fleeting.
I believe the soul is eternal.
I believe silliness salvages seemingly serious situations satisfactorily.
I believe I spent too much time on the previous alliteration.
I believe we live better than 99% of the earth’s travelers.
I believe it’s good to sweat.
I believe the lavish use of showers keeps a marriage aflame.
I believe “the college life” was overrated.
I believe being old will be cool.
I believe I could never deserve my salvation, or my wife.
I believe, desserts aside, most things really do taste like chicken.
I believe in thin crust, medium well, over easy, and those new tasty creamers.
I believe to walk is to engage in the perfect exercise.
I believe the moon will be fun to visit.
I believe haircut day rules.
I believe Breyer’s ice cream is worth the extra buck or two.
I believe such ice cream deserves an extra bowl or two.
Did I share my belief on walking?
I believe saying I’m sorry can be hard.
I believe enamel is harder.
I believe my kids’ voices each have a button on Heaven’s jukebox.
I believe soda should be poured in a glass and over ice cubes.
I believe something’s always going to happen.
I believe I’ll take a walk.
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