What Do You Believe In?

You are the love of my life.

You are the love of my life.

You know how they say the Universe conspires to bring you the things you desire? (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho) I believe this to be true. (My Youngling is the most precious and beloved gift I have ever wished for and received.)

I believe that family may agree to disagree, love you flaws and all, and be your biggest fans and supporters. Family believes in you even when you don’t believe in yourself, and are there to pick you up off the cobblestones when you can’t walk anymore. (Did I ever tell my sisters just how fabulous they really are? What would I ever do without you? You, dear sisters, have been my rock and know my heart best.)

I also believe that true and dear friends (who I also consider my family) come into your life to help you grow and broaden your horizons. They perform unexpected acts of service that come from the heart with no desire or expectation for recompense. They may even help you to sprout wings you didn’t know you had and fly. (Thank you friends for being the extended family I always hoped for but never dared to dream I could have.) They also share great books with you. (Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari)

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

I also believe that there are people who touch your life only briefly but have profound meaning and messages to share. Today someone I will always remember, though I may never see them again said something to me that changed my life. (In regards to how my Youngling feels about me: “You are the love of her life.” Thank you for that, because I never thought of it that way. You are an amazing teacher.)

I believe I have been truly, truly blessed and fortunate in my life. So today I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with you, dear reader. A quote from one of the people on the list of things I believe in. May it be as profound for you as it was for me, and make as much of a difference for you in your journey as it has made for me today.

“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that today was truly a wonderful day. What do you believe in?

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Kyra Dawson

By day I'm at Brighter Scribe or blogging at The Scribe's Desk about fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mythology, movies, TV, music, books, humor and some other entertaining ish. I'm also a published author who enjoys random acts of writing, video gaming, the art of fangirlling, and indulging my Inner Perpetual Teenager diligently. I'm also a regular contributor at Cinelinx and am passionate about giving back to the community.

12 Comments:

  1. Kyra … wow… you use my favorite and oldest encouraging quote of my life. I have used it many times for years and years… to help me, to help my students, to help salespeople pick up the phone, or people to pick up their goods and make a change in life. But this is first time I learn that it is from the great Ralph Waldo himself. Thank you.

  2. Kyra … wow… you use my favorite and oldest encouraging quote of my life. I have used it many times for years and years… to help me, to help my students, to help salespeople pick up the phone, or people to pick up their goods and make a change in life. But this is first time I learn that it is from the great Ralph Waldo himself. Thank you.

  3. Wow is right. Who knew the student could teach the mentor something. Thanks to you, this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is one of my all time faves. It is profoundly encouraging and on this part of the journey, it's become my anthem. How exciting to overcome the things one fears. Goethe got bumped to second place after holding the #1spot for many years!

  4. Wow is right. Who knew the student could teach the mentor something. Thanks to you, this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is one of my all time faves. It is profoundly encouraging and on this part of the journey, it's become my anthem. How exciting to overcome the things one fears. Goethe got bumped to second place after holding the #1spot for many years!

  5. Hehehe……look at that hair! Whenever u feel down, take one look at the young one and your face cannot help but smile. Bad thoughts will drift away and be replaced with happiness.

    I believe that children are given sometimes, to those that needed a reason to live life.

    If you desired unconditional love, it seems you received it. What could be better than being the sun, moon and stars?

  6. Hehehe……look at that hair! Whenever u feel down, take one look at the young one and your face cannot help but smile. Bad thoughts will drift away and be replaced with happiness.
    I believe that children are given sometimes, to those that needed a reason to live life.
    If you desired unconditional love, it seems you received it. What could be better than being the sun, moon and stars?

  7. What a beautiful comment. I'm at a loss for words. The bond between mother and child is the purest, truest love of all. They become our mirror, our reason for being, and all our hopes are alive within them. Children are the most precious gifts of all, and yes, my Youngling is my epitome of happiness. :)

  8. What a beautiful comment. I'm at a loss for words. The bond between mother and child is the purest, truest love of all. They become our mirror, our reason for being, and all our hopes are alive within them. Children are the most precious gifts of all, and yes, my Youngling is my epitome of happiness. :)

  9. What a very heartfelt post. Youngling is soooo cute, what an Angel. I think in life we may not get get all the things we want, but are given what we need.

  10. What a very heartfelt post. Youngling is soooo cute, what an Angel. I think in life we may not get get all the things we want, but are given what we need.

  11. Truer words were never spoken.

  12. Truer words were never spoken.

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