Who are you and what do you do?
Who are you and what do you do?
Danielle ends her list saying that "every time we ask, What do you believe? we begin a freedom song."
Here is my freedom song. A list of what I believe:
I believe that we often create our own pain and our own joy and that it is very hard in the moment of hurt to turn from pain to joy, but it is possible.
I believe that everyone deserves to be spoiled.
I believe that everyone deserves to be happy. That feeling of pure joy and happiness that comes from feeling free.
I believe that my partner has been part of me forever and that the universe is smiling at us when we are our best selves together.
I believe in the beauty of dreams.
I believe in beautiful gifts. I believe in LOVE. That beautifully pure love what happens when you completely open your heart to someone.
I believe that each of us is a special spark/soul/spirit/nashama (choose your word).
I believe that creativity takes courage and that we stop ourselves short of what we can accomplish when we give up too easily or convince ourselves otherwise.
I believe that we are worth it! I believe that self-care, self-love, self-compassion are the most important things our world needs right now.
I believe in the power of words and empowering thinking and that we create our own possibilities.
I believe in reiki and yoga and healing energy.
I believe that the universe is conspiring with us.
I believe that we are our happiest best selves when we give - when we give to others and give to ourselves.
I believe in the power of genuine gratitude.
I believe in the power of generosity.
I believe in taking care of what we love - those around us and the world that supports us.
I believe in miracles.
I believe in living with our eyes wide open and being socially and environmentally conscious.
I believe that we are all powerful - each and every one of us is a powerful force capable of affecting the universe and changing the world.
I believe that we're obsessed with protein, but we are harming our world when we rename meat protein. Meat is meat.
I believe it takes strength to feel deeply.
I believe that nature heals.
I believe that fear is the root of most problems in the world.
I believe in magic.
I believe that things work out the way they are meant to and that there is a reason for it all.
I believe in shopping local, fair trade and handmade.
I believe that children have beautiful energies that heal.
I believe in community.
I believe in Giving Gifts!
What do you believe?
This post was inspired by a challenge from Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network to write a love letter to our business.
Dear Giving Gifts & Company,
I’d like to express my gratitude to you for bringing me immense joy. You instill in me a sense of pride and love every day. You’ve made my smile a lot brighter and my worry lines a little deeper, but every single day, I fall deeper in love with you.
You started with an idealist spark of creativity that has turned into something far bigger and far closer to my heart than I ever could have imagined. We have been through a lot together - ups and downs, downs and ups - and through it all, you have shown me a glimpse of my strength and determination, as well as my love and passion. You have filled a piece of my heart (and time) that I didn’t know was missing, and I am a far greater person with you in my life.
You have taught me that I am brave enough, strong enough, smart enough and stubborn enough to fight for you every single day in order to ensure that you succeed.
Thank you for changing and growing with me and for standing by my side, especially through the challenges and hard times these past few years. My deepest thank you for being the one place in this world I can always run to for comfort when I feel lost. And, as you know, I’ve done my fair share of running. Thank you for greeting me with ‘open doors’ ready to start a new day, welcome new people, smile at returning customers and change the world, one gift at a time.
I promise to keep loving and investing in you and most of all, to keep fighting for you because you are far too special to me, and everyone else that loves you, to ever give up on. I look forward to a lifetime of watching you grow and flourish. I'm excited to be part of your future where you will continue to shine joy and spread love as I stand humbly in the shadow of your glow.
Forever and always, you will have my love, commitment and dedication,