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I Believe

Sharing Stories
June 19, 2022 at 5:10 p.m.
Connie Campbell at writing group
Connie Campbell at writing group

...by Connie Campbell

“I believe”

I believe in ice cream on a hot day.
I believe in cocoa on a cold day.
I believe in popcorn on any day.
I believe in roast beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy when I’m sad.
I believe in raw oysters and a cool martini when I’m with my daughter.


I believe in fish boils in Wisconsin with my sister-in-law.
I really believe in lobster in New England with my family.
I believe in the celebration of an Italian wedding with 25-year-old grappo.


I believe in the consecrated bread of communion that always sticks to the roof of my mouth.


I believe in soft kittens and puppies that make me laugh.
I believe in lakes, rivers, and oceans when I want to be alone.
I believe in my friends with all their trials, tribulations, and love.
I believe in six grandchildren as I watch them grow and realize that I must have done something right with their parents.


Lastly, I believe in myself to make at least fifty percent of my decisions right, to understand past family that may have not made the right decisions, and how to accept both.


Connie Campbell has been in Ariele’s Greenwood Senior Center group for many years. Her The Life and Times of Toby (The big ol’ yellow cat) book is a fun and beautiful story about a cat that adopted a church. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Toby-big-yellow-ebook/dp/B00P35J12U 

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