Monday, December 12, 2011

10 Things I Believe to Be True

The following blog post comes as a result of watching a TED talk given by a young gal who uses an exercise called "10 Things I believe to be True" to inspire the poet in her students.  For me it is surprising hard, but each truth could be used as a starting point to a great poem or for me, a blog post.

  1. One of these days my heart will stop and play its final beat.
  2. I believe my kids will become adults and lose their innocence faster than I wish.
  3. Life is full of paradoxes.
  4. My children will be my greatest legacy.
  5. Love makes you do weird things.
  6. Positivity remains the single most important factor for a happy existence, yet one of the most difficult.
  7. Men and women are different in ways that can compliment each other and at the same time cause stress.   Finding the balance is every married couples challenge. 
  8. It's better to trust and be let down every once in a while, then to not trust and be miserable all the time (Abe Lincoln)
  9. My biggest fear is succeeding in areas of my life that do not matter.
  10. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes shall not perish but have eternal life.  

 As we are nearing the end of 2011, I plan to take these truths, use them as a reflection as I come up with goals for 2012.  Might be a good starting point. 

I'll share my goal writing process in a future post.   I promise to have it up before the new year begins.