25 Dec

I’m a believer. I know that there are things I cannot see, or prove, or taste, touch, hear, or smell that undeniably exist. And tonight is a night when you can sense those things perhaps a little more than any other night of the year. It’s important, I think, to believe in the magic of a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, and to listen for sleigh bells chiming or a hoof pawing on the roof. There is nothing like being a kid on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. And because we can believe in this myth, we can believe in so much else–like, say, a baby being born under a star in a manger.

As the famous letter says, how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. We have to believe in the intangibles.

I believe in light in darkness.

I believe in family.

I believe in friendship.

I believe in generosity.

I believe in God.

I believe in magic, science, creativity, and inspiration.

I believe in joy.

I believe in the power of stories.

I believe in understanding someone without words, in connection, in empathy and sympathy and support, in companionship.

I believe in dedication and in trust.

I believe in laughter.

I believe in knowledge.

I believe in love.

I believe in goodness.

I believe in people.

And I most definitely believe in Santa Claus. I always have and I always will.

5 Responses to “Belief”

  1. Heather December 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    This is lovely🙂

  2. Tania December 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    I LOVE this post! Merry Christmas from one believer to another!

  3. Rachel March 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it with us🙂

  4. Justin Holley April 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I liked this a lot!

    • Derek Knoke August 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

      Lovely post. Stories like this make we want to believe for the sheer sake of hope.

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