10.29.17 Believing Will Have to Be Enough

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I believe that better days are coming

that tomorrow really might be better than yesterday

that although every cloud may not be lined in silver

some are backlit by gold and are worth the wait to find them

and if that makes me naive,

then I believe in the authority of naivety too

I believe in positivity

even when I donโ€™t feel it

even when I donโ€™t see it like I wish I might

even when I hear negativity

in some place stronger than my senses, I have hope

and if that makes me a dreamer

then I believe in the capacity of dreaming too

I believe that there is more to us than we might think

here in the shared space of quiet and chaos in our minds

here in the heart full to breaking

here in the hands that write, and make, and do โ€“ we are capable of endless somethings

and if that makes me over-confident

then I believe in the auspiciousness of confidence too

I believe in the power of touch

that hugs can heal a multitude of pains

that a kiss on the forehead redeems us

that bruises and scars have nothing on the hand that reaches out to hold yours

and if that makes me a blind optimist

then I believe in the integrity of optimism too

I believe in faith that there really is someone greater 

picking us up when there is nothing left of us but pieces

that somehow, even then, we are being miraculously transformed

into better versions of ourselves than we could ever be alone

and if that makes me a fool

then I believe in the folly of foolishness too

 

I believe. 

And for today, believing will have to be enough

 

What do you believe? Please share this piece with as many people as you think need to hear it. Then, send a comment to help brighten the weariness of this world to something tangibly worth holding on to.

Love and grace and peace to you all! I cannot wait to hear from you.

Elle

13 thoughts on “10.29.17 Believing Will Have to Be Enough

  1. Beautiful Elle… thank you… I will read this often… my heart and mind needs reminded of these things sometimes ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

    Sent from Terrill’s iPhone…

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  2. This is beautiful, Elle! I think you have written your manifesto. ๐Ÿ’• One that echos with so many of us. ….
    I believe in those things too (on most days). But it is easy to get overwhelmed with the cares of this world and forget. That is when I need to be reminded of what I do believe in, and most of all I need to run to the ONE I believe in, who is always redeeming the broken places of our lives and making them new. Keep writing my sweet friend! ๐Ÿ’• The world needs your gift for words and encouragement. ๐ŸŒบ Thank you! โค๏ธ

  3. I believe we all have gifts to give each other, for some it has taken pain and heartache to open those gifts. I believe sitting with a child will teach you more than you are prepared to learn if you will be a child with them. I believe in the power of creativity, words, photography, drawing, song, they open your heart and let the stillness and quite be present. I believe friends are found when our hearts are wide open. I believe in your beautiful words. I believe today I am enough, I am loved and guided to be my best. I believe in living.

    • This is stunning! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and beautiful heart. I love the line, โ€œ I believe sitting with a child will teach you more than you are prepared to learn if you will be a child with them.โ€ Could anything matter more?!?

  4. “Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you.” – 1 Kings 10:9 Our God delights in you. Thank you for encouraging us when we need it most.;)

  5. I believe in leading my days with love, peace and gratitude in my heart. I believe in accepting ourselves and others exactly as we are.

  6. I believe in God’s grace.
    I believe He is good ALL THE TIME.
    I believe that His will, will be done in the end.
    I believe His will is being done every day, even if it seems to be lost behind the cloud of this world’s sin.
    I hold on to the tether of His promise that some day I will be home in His presence.

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