"I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift." -- Septima Clark
Last night I hit a mental wall. It was one of those moments when all the demands of life become too overwhelming and the body insists on some respite. I slept for 10 hours. The puppy loved it too. I think she managed to sleep on my forehead most of the night. She views my forehead as her personal pillow which I find annoying, but as I was too tired to care, she had her way.
I woke this morning to my ritual of coffee and a review of email. As I wandered along the Internet Highway, I came across an intriguing blog which collects postcards of people's secrets. What a brilliant idea! Some are funny, others poignant and a few downright wacky, but all are amazing and from the heart.
The one I have posted above got me thinking about my own beliefs. Beliefs are often attributed to religion, but there are many other forms of belief - moral, political, diet, childrearing, etc. Here are a few things which I happen to believe are true with no particular order to the list:
1) Santa isn't a person popping down the chimney to bring goodies to children. Santa is the childlike spirit within every adult.
2) Nothing tastes better than dark chocolate, except maybe when coconut is added to the mix.
3) My daughter is the coolest, greatest, prettiest, and most talented daughter in the whole world.
4) Everyone should work in the retail or restaurant business for at least 6 months if only to learn how to be nice when you aren't getting what you want.
5) Art is a critical element to a fine education, as much as reading, writing, and arithmetic.
6) Everyone should either live abroad for 6 months or have a neighbor from another region of the world to learn that your perspective isn't the only perspective on world politics.
7) Lavender smells better than roses by a fraction of .00000000001 percent.
8) Gardening teaches you about nature and how to respect her.
9) Puppies train people. People don't train puppies.
10) Knitting is a great form of relaxation - most of the time.
To see more incredible postcards, go to postsecrets.