Friday, May 16, 2014

This I believe

In the Freshman English classes I co teach we are asking the students to write a “This I Believe” essay.  This is an essay where you simply tell your audience what you believe.  It is a long running segment on NPR that originated in the 50’s.  Honestly, it’s pretty cool.  Of course, this started the wheels turning…and since I haven’t blogged in a while…

I believe my son is one of the most amazing people on this planet.

I believe that hard work pays off.

I believe that education is as vital as oxygen.

I believe in the power of words.  They can lift you up.  They can also bring you down.

I believe that the arts are healing.

I believe I would be lost without theatre.

I believe family is not what you are born into, but who you decide to let in as an adult.

I believe that a person’s faith is incredibly personal, which is why I rarely discuss it.

I believe that opposing opinions is good for growth.

I believe that weekends should always have three days.

I believe that Rhode Island is just about the greatest place to live in this country.

I believe that teaching is a gift.

I believe a book that you hold is better than a tablet!

I believe that people should dress up when they go out to see a play.

I believe more people should go out and see plays!

I believe that a perfect night is just being with my husband and son.

I believe that life is too short to not give second chances.

I believe that life is too short to not try everything you can!

I believe that Disney World really could be the happiest place on Earth.

I believe that the friends I have now are more like family.

I believe it's cool to be a nerd, because nerds, like bow ties, are cool!

I believe Jaws is overrated.

I believe Apollo 13 is also overrated.

I believe Lady Gaga is overrated.

I believe that nothing seems overwhelming when you have a cup of tea.

I believe in the magic of a good book.

I believe that Dorothy really did travel to Oz, and it was not a dream.

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