My first post is inspired by one recently done by one of my favorite bloggers, Kym, over at Travel Babbles.
From the time we are little, we all have things we believe in. I used to believe that my middle brother, Ryan, was put on this early solely to make my life miserable, and, that Satan was going to come up through my mattress and take me to Hell.
I no longer believe that I'm going to Hell through my mattress, or, at all (okay, maybe some days I feel like I might be), and I don't always believe my brother was put on this earth only to make me miserable.
You can learn a lot about a person based on their beliefs. I also think you can learn even more about a person based on how they treat people with differing beliefs. Our world would be a much better place if we learned to respect each other's differing beliefs and worked together on our commonalities, rather than instantly saying anyone who disagrees with us is wrong. As I get older, I try harder and harder to really see the points of view of others, understand where they are coming from, and learn what makes them tick. I love discussing differing beliefs with people who are respectful and open-minded.
I love the concept of this post. I've listed 20 things I believe, but, I know there's lots more that will probably make it into a future post.