Believing from a different point of view

Casie - Plymouth, Indiana
Entered on October 15, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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“Believing From a Different Point Of View”

When I was asked to write about what I believed in, I thought that it would be an easy task. As it turns out, it wasn’t. As well as I know myself, I found it surprisingly difficult to figure out what it is that I whole-heartedly believe. I looked at it from every possible angle, from motherhood to mankind, and from the earth to honesty. I couldn’t pinpoint just one thing that I believe in. After hours of thinking about what believing is, this is what I’ve come up with.

Everyone believes. If the statement preceding this were untrue, the world wouldn’t be what it is today and I wouldn’t be writing this for your reading pleasure. Believing in something is merely faith, an idea, or principle matter of something. It is the very beginning. Belief comes in many forms and is often unexpected. If society was lacking the belief that tomorrow would not come again, nobody in their right mind would hang around to find out. Everything that we see, hear, and experience starts somewhere and advances from belief. It all stems from the one simplicity that nothing can conquer, believing that what you desire is possible.

There are so many things that I believe in that I could fill pages. But, simply believing has been enough to get me though the last few years. There have been so many up’s and down’s, that I am a primary example in believing in something more. When I was a senior in high school, I quit. There had been so many setbacks to my education that I lost the belief of succeeding. It was one of the worst mistakes I ever made. Luckily, I realized the mistake I had made and decided to believe in myself again, at least enough to get my general education diploma. I feel that all belief is just a seed of another belief. I was six months pregnant when I decided to take the test for my general education diploma, and 8 months pregnant when I received the results that I had passed. The thought of having a child to take care of made me want to achieve more.

Along with achieving more, I had an even bigger thing to believe in. I was going to be a mother. I was young, oblivious to the many ways of the world. I didn’t even know how to write a check, how to get stains out of whites, and here I was getting ready to bring a new life in the world. But, I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could be a wonderful mother even though I was just a “newbie” in the adult world and didn’t know a lot about raising a child. I believed that if I worked hard and was open to my new life that I could succeed. I read every book possible on child care but the day that my son, Caden, was born, I still had no idea what I was facing. It was a little scary at first, okay, maybe a little more than scary, but I feel I have done a wonderful job. I have done so because I believed that I could. I’m working hard and giving it one hundred and ten percent. My son is now three years old and I do not know what I would do without him. My belief that I could be a mother and be successful has opened my life up to so much more than I ever imagined. I have learned so much from him and he isn’t the one that’s supposed to be doing the teaching. I have learned the true value of life, that laughing cures almost anything, and that I have more emotions than I was ever aware of.

I would not be where I am today, without the belief that I can do whatever I set my mind to. That just by believing that there is a whole world out there, I have given myself the power to do more. Without believing to believe, none of this would have been possible. Not just in my life, but in the lives of others as well. All of mankind has proved my theory of believing over and over again by the changes I see everyday. Peace here, love there, a smile to my right, and a handshake to my left. Having the ability to believe is the reason we are all here.