Monday, May 24, 2010

I Believe

I’ve mentioned before how I find music inspiring and thought provoking. This weekend I heard Eric Church’s Before She Does and Third Day’s I Believe multiple times. Both songs are declarations of principles the artists believe in. So it got me thinking – what do I believe?

I believe coffee with a girlfriend the perfect cure for a heavy heart.

I believe
the overweight “Plane Jane” who devotes her time and resources to bettering her community is far more beautiful than the pageant queen and supermodel who only thinks of herself.

I believe that being Southern is a privilege – a privilege only other Southerners can truly appreciate.

I believe dogs are better than cats.

I believe the farmer, carpenter, soldier, mechanic and small business owner are the hope for America’s financial future not the politician, aristocrat or corporate CEO.

I believe in miracles – specifically the power of prayer because I believe in a great God who hears the call of His children and wants to work miracles on their behalf.

I believe holidays are best when spent with family and friends.

I believe the love of a good man is the greatest gift a woman could ever receive. If that woman is fortunate enough to start a family with that good man – well, she’s blessed beyond measure.

I believe in American traditions such as Thursday nights spent at the baseball field, summer vacations at the beach and weekend barbeques with the people you love.

I believe the man who works from sun up to sun down for minimum wage in order to provide for his family is worth far more than the millionaire who has never worked a day in his life.

I believe that I’m a sinner saved by the grace of God and that nothing I could ever do on this earth could be enough to repay the debt I owe to my Savior.

So now I want to know – what do you


Domesticated-Bliss said...

great post! i believe a hug and kiss can solve any problem :)

Anonymous said...

such a great post. I believe the best natural high is accomplishing a goal that you've set for yourself and i also believe that God's plan for us is ultimately better than our own.

Mateya said...

I love the shout out to farmers...Amen sister! :) Great post, once again! Love it!

Kristie said...

This is such a great post! Believe is my Mom's favorite word. I am always trying to find unique items that say believe for her.
I also believe that the greatest gift I've ever received is the love from my husband. It's priceless!!
BTW, I'm having a giveaway right now. You should stop by and enter to win some cool prizes! :)
Have a great day!

Alissa said...

Aww your posts are so uplifting I believe in most of this too, well except for the dogs are better than cats :). I believe a simple touch lifts your spirits.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I absolutely LOVE this post and all of your beliefs. You are so inspiring!

I believe that even though things don't seem right in my life right now, they are exactly as God wants them to be. :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Wonderful post!! Love it! :)

I believe that a handmade gift or handwritten note is far better than any purchase :)

Kristin said...

This was so inspiring Amber! I could almost hear a majestic soundtrack playing in the background :-). Rather than post something I believe here, I think I'll do a whole post as you have. It will be a really good exercise to stop and spend some thought on. How was your weekend?

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Love this post!! I have to agree about coffee & friends! :) Happy Monday!

ty said...

this was exactly what i needed to hear :) thank you!

Miss Southern Vol said...

What a wonderful Monday post!!Very uplifting! Thank you!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Awwww I absoltely love this post! Great list :-)

I believe in spending relaxing time with people is worth way more than any gift bought.

I believe that genuine kindness is the only way to go.

Hmmmm I believe a true beautiful lady must be beautiful inside and out. What people have doesn't help! Lol

Love it!

Brittany said...

I believe so many of these things as well! I really enjoyed reading this :-)

Brittany Ann said...

All I can think is: Ditto!

Great post!

Risley said...

I love your "I believe"!! Esp about cats.. lol!!
great post!!

Chloë said...

So sweet! I loved this post and *believe* everything you said, minus the being-southern part. :P I'm a Jersey girl living in Virginia and love and miss the north and call it my home sweet home.

But I also believe that home is wherever your husband is, no matter if it's north, south, America or Africa. And for now at least, it's Virginia.

leigh ashley said...

hi amber... just stumbled accross your blog and i LOVE this post!

Karren said...

Great post!! I believe a day at the beach is the perfect stress reliever :)

Team Smitty said...

Hi, found your blog from Katie F .. So cute .. What a good post .. I believe a lot of the same things!! Follow if you'd like :)

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