The movie, Bull Durham, started it. The chief character, played by Kevin Costner, delivers a minute-long monologue about his beliefs with such conviction that he leaves his co-star's character absolutely speechless.
Then Starbucker introduced it to the blogosphere: his personal belief statement. He even shortened it for the Twitter age.
In this season, I thought it might be fun to share a Christmas belief statement, telling what I think about the holidays. I believe:
- there is no Iowa winter which cannot be warmed by flannel jammies and one of my mom's quilts.
- "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" is the most perfectly constructed essay ever
- the secret to really good hot cocoa is two shakes of fresh cinammon
- the best gifts are still a smile, a hug, and a good deed
- "Black Friday" is a better descriptor of shopper behavior than retailer balance sheets
- Santa caps should be manadatory wardrobe in December for everybody
- there is no such thing as too much whipped cream on pumpkin pie
- a Charlie Brown Christmas has more lessons to teach than it will ever receive credit for
- the ideal holiday playlist has to include the Blenders and Karen Carpenter
- there are still magic and miracles... we just have to look for them
- I still get a lump in my throat when I watch White Christmas
- my children are the angels which make the holiday bright
- a new year always represents new promise and hope
What about you? What do you believe about Christmas?