I believe that patience is not necessarily a virtue.
I believe collaboration wins out over competition every time.
I believe it’s only dessert if it’s chocolate (with one exception: Creme brulee)
I believe something miraculous happens when multi-age kids come together to learn.
I believe something miraculous when young children and elderly people come together for any reason.
I believe every child needs someone in their life who thinks they are the Bomb!
I believe it really does take a village to raise a child.
I believe every day is a new day; a chance to begin again.
I believe in the power of the human spirit.
I believe every child needs a pet, preferably a dog.
I believe people who do not have pets are somehow flawed.
I believe animals make us better humans.
I believe that reading fiction is a balm.
I believe teenagers and parents of teenagers need to read a lot of fiction.
I believe in DREAMS!
I believe in second and if necessary third chances.
I believe in family.
I believe that family actually includes people who may not be related to me by blood but who are connected to me through love.
I believe I am my brother and my sister’s keeper.
I believe I am the only person I can change.
I believe in the power of one small voice.
I believe in tomorrow.
I believe in me.