I believe in God.
I believe in prayer.
I believe that when you kill an animal, it suffers. (Even if it tastes like bacon later).
I believe in Google Voice.
I believe in spell check and word counts and putting the period after the parenthesis.
I believe that it is fantabulous to create words.
I believe in journalism. (I don’t believe in the business model).
I believe in vitamins and hand sanitizer and Kleenex with lotion.
I believe in universal health care and a single-payer system.
I believe the world will not end in 2012.
I believe in going to church. (I don’t believe in a perfect church, but I don’t believe that’s the point).
I believe that when you twist a straw wrapper in half and the knot pulls through, someone you love is thinking about you.
I believe in life on other planets. (And I believe that to not, is narcissistic).
I believe tithing can be your money or your time.
I believe that people can change. (But I don’t believe it happens very often).
I believe in flossing daily and brushing your teeth at least twice a day.
I believe in giving someone the benefit of the doubt when they ask you for $5 on a street corner.
I believe in giving everyone the benefit of the doubt at least once.
I believe in beeswax for lip balm and that shaving cream really is better than plain soap for shaving.
I believe in wearing jeans to work as often as possible.
I believe in TIME magazine.
I believe that football and Great America have done just as much to bond my family as any of the dozens of tragedies we’ve endured, but with a much sweeter process.
I believe you can drive on spare tire for at least 300 miles before you really need to get it replaced.
I believe that oil change guidelines aren’t set in stone.
I believe in keeping jumper cables in your car.
I believe that I could live on Taco Bell.
I believe that getting my hair dyed and my eyebrows waxed are good investments.
I believe that 12 is young, and 30 is old.
I believe in the possibility that my beliefs will change.
I believe everyone should.