I believe true happiness comes from within. I believe that vegetables and chocolate have the same benefit to our overall well being. I believe the best opportunities arise when we aren't looking for them. I believe we depend on technology too much. I believe our comfort zones were never meant to be a permanent residence. I believe there is no place in the whole wide world quite like New York City. I believe that trust, followed by understanding, can bring world peace. I believe we are meant to breathe fresh air. I believe real friends are worth the effort to stay in touch with. I believe that it isn't necessary to exercise every single day. I believe each one of us deserves kindness. I believe hugs are one of the most powerful gestures. I believe family is the most valuable thing we have, whether it be the one you were born into or the one you've created. I believe freshly brushed teeth are one of life's greatest pleasures. I believe experiences are priceless. I believe that complaining is a waste of time. (And, oh my gosh, is it annoying...) I believe we must respect the environment. I believe wandering is, sadly, becoming a lost art. I believe we all have something to contribute to the world. I believe wine is a food group. I believe that it's okay to be scared, so as long as it doesn't keep us from living. I believe consideration need not be neglected. I believe finding the beauty in each and every day is worth it. I believe books are a form of nourishment. I believe that intuition often acts as a sixth sense. I believe fun (no matter what it means to you) is necessary. I believe that if your life isn't satisfying, then there's something you need to change... and soon. I believe people enter our lives for a reason; just as some are intended to eventually leave. I believe we should never forget: at the core of each one of us unique beings is humanity. I believe that you are important.
Words by D. Alvarez, Photo by K. Ottomanelli