I believe in the greatness of the individual, and that I am in this world for a purpose; that purpose being to put back into life more than I have taken out.
I believe in the integrity of other people, assured that they try as hard to follow the gleam, even as I.
I believe in the gallantry of older people whose seasoned experience and steadfast devotion has preserved for me the precious heritage of the past.
I believe in the magnificence of the past, knowing that without its storied wealth I would possess nothing.
I believe in the challenge of the future, fully realizing that there will be no future except as it becomes alive through me.
I believe in the contagion of health, and that I can spread it through cheerfulness, wholesome habits, sensible expenditure of energies and wise use of foods.
I believe in the nobility of work as the creative expression of the best within me, and as my share in easing the common load of all.
I believe in the enrichment of play and laughter as the means of cleansing my body of staleness and my soul of bitterness.
I believe in God, who justifies all of these beliefs; He is still the small voice within, ever urging me toward the unattained. Since He cares for these things, I believe that even death cannot steal these precious possessions from me.
And what evermore I believe is intertwined in those precious feelings that lie too deep for words.
The essence of a person is best revealed by what they believe in;… What they are FOR, not what they are against.