Last Sunday morning, I woke up with an itch. An itch that’s been building for over a year now.
When my friend Nic put on Facebook that she was in town, I knew it was the day. I knew SHE would go with me.
Back in the fall, I got Robin Plemmons, one of my favorite people and most fabulous artists, to write a simple word on an index card. I knew that when I finally did it, I wanted HER touch to it.
One practice on my arm…
And one pass on the index card, and I had my art.
I knew this was the word. For a while, this word had popped up in all kinds of places exactly when I needed to see it. It continuously reminds me of so much.
It reminds me that I believe in ME.
I believe with all my heart that good comes from bad.
I believe that love always wins.
I believe in God, and believe that others don’t have to believe in my God. I will still love them because remember, I believe that love always wins.
I believe that sometimes life is hard, but trudging through the mud and muck will make you a stronger person in the end.
I believe in community and giving back with time and money, even if both are limited.
I believe I am blessed. I’m blessed with a beautiful family, a personal guardian angel, and amazing friends.
I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. I also believe that some of the best song lyrics are part of cheesy songs.
I believe that strangers can have profound impact on you when you least expect it.
I believe that the tides will always rise and fall, the skies and seas will have to be angry before they can be calm, and mother nature knows what she’s doing.
I believe that we are all led to places and situations that make us stronger, even if it feels like it may kill us.
I believe our stories matter.
I believe we all have the right to our own opinions, that yours isn’t any better than mine and I won’t love you any less for yours.
Last Sunday, my sweet friend rode to Psycho Tattoo with me and held my hand (and took pictures) as I got my favorite word permanently placed on my wrist. It’s there for all to see, but mostly, it’s where I can hold it close to my heart and be reminded when I need to be.