I believe that each person has his own, small path in this big ol’ world.
I believe that movement upon that path, whether it be a child, a love affair, a career or a relationship, has it’s own trajectory, it’s own gestation, it’s own thing.
I believe that as human beings we are all inherently good, doing our damnedest to work through the mundane, the difficult, and yes, the joyous. (Fox Joy, like every other emotion, comes with it’s own set of difficulties.)
I believe that no one’s path is more or less than another’s; similar in our shared humanity, yet with each authentic step we take, completely our OWN.
I believe that we are brought together to help to heal each other’s wounds.
I believe that everything happens for a reason and that those reasons may reveal themselves for years to come.
I believe that it is only in misunderstanding someone, by not knowing their real story, their hearts and wounded places, that we can judge them or assume who we think they are.
I believe that to live gracefully, (by that I mean, FULL OF GRACE) one must be wiling to risk everything to love. To love another and, more importantly, to let themselves be loved, entirely.
I believe that forgiveness sets us free.
I believe that for a person to heal, and to be fully expressed, he must live in his darkest places and find wonder there, in his depths, to take on his demons and his detractors, to claim them, and by so doing, claim his light.
I believe that art is a gift we give others to cheer them on to their own courage.
I believe that our children are our greatest teachers.
I believe that acceptance of our lives just as they are, walking hand in hand with envisioning our greatest dream, is the key to living a fulfilling life.
I believe that all of our sadnesses are life’s way of teaching us the ecstasy of compassion, for ourselves and others.
I believe that death is just the next great adventure on our journey.
I believe in a God who’s always got my back and when I forget my light, I know that he’s holding it for me.
I believe. I do believe.