We’ve been talking about Personal Creeds in church lately, so I thought I’d share my own personal creed:
I believe that love can conquer hate, that kindness can break barriers and that we should try to leave the world better than we found it.
I believe that we should respect our fellow human beings, regardless of their race, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and that we should reach out to help the poor and the powerless.
I believe in the power and the magic of the written word, the satisfaction that comes from hard work, and the comfort we derive from our family and friends.
I believe that pain is always going to find us in some form or fashion and that how we react to that pain determines our path in life. I choose not to wallow in it, to always try my hardest to accomplish what I say I am going to do, and to not just find the light in darkness, but persistently stumble towards it.
Every person owns a beautiful story; I learn best by listening, not judging. By learning about another, I learn about myself. I strive every moment of my life to make myself better to the best of my ability, to share all that I learn in that process that all may profit by it, to take what comes with a smile and without loss of courage, to be considerate of people and things in everything I say and do, to appreciate beauty everywhere I look, and to find the best in others.