We threw a party yesterday (it was a hoot).
There was great home cooked food, baked treats, wonderful surprises, and heaps of fun.
I had a simple request for my guests:
Take a moment and write down what You Believe in & Value about Friendship, Love & Yourself (believing in yourself is muy importante).
And most of them did. There was room for anonymity as well. I had a few emailed to me.
Then we read them out loud.
Some people kept it simple, others elaborated, others quoted their mentors. It was eye opening, inspiring, beautiful, and everyone walked away from it with an extra glimmer in their eyes, with some saying, “What a great idea for a party!”
Some of the Beliefs & Values that we shared:
“I believe in the power of change: the rewards for risk takers and the stability of friendship and love.”
“The ones you can let your walls down with, the ones you can trust to say it how it is, the ones that you will always have your heart and home open to. No matter the distance…”
“Friends consider you family.”
“Love has many faces & varying degrees of intensity.”
“Friendship is true loyalty, mutual respect, quality fun.”
“Love is openness, communication, generosity, self-truth and an open heart.”
“Friendship is priceless, invaluable.”
“Truth, Beauty, Love.”
“Love is not a fairytale, but it can be beautiful and real.”
“Threads that are golden do not break easily.” (from a Tori Amos song)
“When the true one (Love) is found it is a miracle that you should never let go.”
At times we hold back from being open about what we Believe in, because at some point we were put down or judged by another person, and this scared us off from sharing our beliefs with others who genuinely care and actively encourage our dreams. I know I’ve let that hold me back at times.
Life can shock and shake us up to a point in which this level of transparency seems almost pointless. It’s the most hollow feeling imaginable… yet if you follow that golden thread within, you’ll find your way through.
“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
If you’re at that place where you’ve been feeling flat, or just generally feeling like something needs to change, then it’s time to plant new seeds and review your Beliefs.
Life is a huge canvas in which you can be whoever you want to be (and change it up when you choose). The key to achieving any of this is Belief – in yourself, your abilities, your dreams, the things you know are in your heart simply waiting to wake up and be given free rein. And being with people who encourage and support you in this Big Adventure of Life.
And it’s okay no matter what happens… it’s what You Believe in. And the right people will show up for you – just keep your eyes, ears, mind and heart open.
We’re all rooting for You,