I made a list. I wanted to know what.
What is it that I believe in.
I listed every reason coming to my heart. I wanted to see black on white. What is that I stand for.
In no particular order, absolutely yndfiltered, here's what I wrote down:
We're online. 24/7. All the time. Our wifi. Never turned off. When we connect, we connect online. Chasing likes. Chasing followers. Fine tuning our profile picture. Putting a filter on everything. To make us look better. To make our lives seem greater.
As if living in itself isn't already enough. As if waking up every day to sunshine, rain or snow isn't the greatest gift of all. As if a touch, a smile, a laugh, a hug, a kiss, a warm word isn't the only thing that really matters.
We have so much to be grateful for. And yet. It's never enough. Or maybe it's too much.
Have we become unable to handle those real life emotions? The grief and joy of others and ourselves. The hurt and happiness in our lives.
Can you still look me in the eye, see my pain and be there? Without trying to fix me because my pain makes you feel uncomfortable? Can I still share your joy? Allow you to goof around without blushing because I'm more concerned about what others might think?
Can we still do this? Can we still go the extra mile for one another? Or have our connections been replaced by followers and our emotions by poop emojis and unicorns?
I believe. We Still. Can. Do this.
And if you're afraid. If you've doubts. Please don't. Please know. I'll go first and I'll give you my hand. With your hand in mine. You won't fall.
'Cause I believe in tears. Happy and sad ones.
'Cause I believe in music and dancing.
'Cause I believe in the power of a hug.
'Cause I believe in moving.
'Cause I believe in nature.
'Cause I believe in connecting.
'Cause I believe in stillness.
'Cause I believe in asking.
'Cause I believe in not knowing.
'Cause I believe in allowing.
'Cause I believe in being.
'Cause I believe in love.
'Cause. I. believe. in. you.