This I Believe: I Believe We Can

Mar 14, 2018

This I Believe Essay Author - McKenna James (Logansport High School)
Credit McKenna James

      Throughout your life, you may have been asked questions you don’t quite know how to even begin to answer. Maybe it’s a toughie, like, “Who was the sixteenth emperor in China?” Other times, it’s as simple as “How are you feeling today?” Questions provoke thoughts, which provoke answers, which provoke emotions, but how can you configure a response to a query you don’t fully comprehend? Personally, the question of beliefs has always been difficult to answer.  What do I believe in? Had I ever given this question more thought, maybe I would have realized earlier that I have always had the answer. Not in my brain, but in my heart; my spirit.

            I believe in people. I believe in hope. I believe in change. I believe in forgiveness, healing, sacrifice and I believe in love. I believe that there is something good in every single day, and even though some days you may have to dig a little deeper to find it, it’s there and it’s beautiful. I believe in luck as equally as I believe in superstition; it’s never a bad thing to live cautiously, but it’s terrible to live in fear. I believe in myself, for I and I alone have the power to steer my life in the course I wish it to travel. I believe in those less fortunate than myself, those in need, for they carry the weight of this world on their shoulders without so much as a thank you. I believe that we have a copious amount of room to blossom and grow and expand in an emotionally refreshing manner, not only as individuals, but as a nation. The end of the world could happen at any given moment, and I believe that to be prepared, to die without regret, we must lift each other up, stick together and persevere. I believe we can. We can.