It’s always interesting to look at your older posts. Sometimes I am in a cleaning up mode, other times it’s some updating or repurposing. But when I came across this one, I just had to open it and see if what I said here was still valid.
Yes, it hasn’t changed.
Originally, I used to have a page under my About Page titled: These Things I Believe: A Blogger’s Creed. Way back, it was Judy’s idea to come up with these, and before she could create her own, I had done mine (with her help).
They are simple things that I believe in. And although I call them my Blogger’s Creed, so much of this is what I live personally as well. So I thought I was time to bring it back as a new post.
1. People are basically good.
I have found that most people are honest, kind and wanting to do the right thing. If I come in with those expectations, I am rarely disappointed.
2. Everyone has something to bring to the table.
We are each one of us unique, with special skills and talents. When everyone gets a voice, great things can happen.
3. What you see is what you get.
I don’t like pretending. I will strive to put myself out there in the most honest, transparent way possible. And I tend to gravitate toward people who share the same philosophy.
4. We are all teachers.
I can usually learn something new from every person I encounter. I believe that everyone has the ability to teach something new to someone else. And I love it when that happens.
5. Cooperation beats competition every time.
Exciting stuff happens when we pool our talents together. I love sharing back and forth with my colleagues who are in the same industry.
6. I believe in lifelong learning.
Learning continues throughout a lifetime. I love the quote: “I’d rather know some of the questions than all of the answers.”
7. A sense of humor will get a person through almost anything.
Laughing—at myself and at the weird stuff life throws me sometimes—is one of my greatest joys. I love comedy that spans time, from The Honeymooners to George Carlin and Monty Python. Laughter is good for the soul.
8. It is better to look for what we have in common than what divides us.
I won’t go near the political discussions or any drama on social media because I truly believe that it builds walls, when I am more of a bridge sort of person.