Beliefs are powerful. The very utterance of a belief that is outside of the norm takes a great deal of courage and some gumption. On occasion, though, we find a person so accepting and open that no courage is needed. We are, almost magically, free of the judgment and criticism that stifle our kookiest, often best, ideas – we blossom! I aspire to be as safe, accepting, and open to the ideas and beliefs that come my way, as my friend Vivian.