The following I believe…statements are not in any particular order. I wrote them as I thought of them and later elaborated, if necessary. This has been a great exercise to help me articulate some of my beliefs. Sometimes we take them for granted, but it’s important to know what they are because they help us know ourselves better and why we act the way we do.
I believe that as a teacher I can make a difference for my students.
I believe in the power of positive thinking because it can lift the burden off our shoulders.
I believe students can and should take initiative to solve problems, both big and small. We just need to get out of the way and let them do it.
I believe that the healing power of positive thinking can move us forward.
I believe in the power of love, as cheesy as it may sound, to turn humanity around.
I believe in the power of family to help navigate the hard times until we can steer the ship on our own.
I believe in the power of friends – near and far, new and old – to remind us of who we are at each stage of our lives.
I believe that the good guy is always right and will triumph in the end, even if I don’t get to see it.
I believe that happy endings happen every day; we just need to broaden our idea of “happy endings”.
I believe that my husband is my soul mate, and I marvel at this knowledge every single day.
I believe that I if I want to, I can change myself – make myself over again, iterate myself into something new and improved – through hard work, faith and a big dose of patience and humility.
I believe we need to let go of the things we can’t control and focus on what we can control.
Cross posted to Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge, Day #19.