“We do not believe in ourselves
until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable,
worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
Once we believe in ourselves we can risk
curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight
or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
~ e.e. cummings
Sometimes we just need someone to reveal to us the words, “I believe in you.” There is something quite magical in hearing that someone sees you, sees the real you and in knowing that, they believe in you. I know this because I have experienced that kindness with much gratitude when I have been feeling low, dark and empty. The words, “I believe in you,” lifted me up and lit my little heart afire in such a spunky way.
It’s like believing in Santa. When Christmas rolls around, many people, young and old BELIEVE! They believe in the spirit of Christmas, the giving, the gratitude, the kindness, and the twinkling love that embraces the Earth with a semblance of peaceful joy. Do you feel that rush of excitement and anticipation? For us, with the cold weather, it’s a time to bundle up and embrace the warmth of love, finding warmth in ‘yuletide carols being sung by a fire’ and loving camaraderie.
Today, I want you to hear my words, “I believe in you.” I see you shining my dear friends. I see your twinkling human spirit filled with the loving light of kindness. May you see yourself in a loving way as others do you and may you see others in the same beautiful way.