If you grew up in a home that
celebrated Christmas, then you probably
remember how old you were when you
found out the so called “truth:”
There was no Santa.
How old were you when
someone gave you this news?
I was 9, and I was devastated.
It was like the end of magic.
Sometimes I think there’s
a moment in every human life
when we stop believing…not just
in Santa, but in magic and miracles.
We might give lip service to the
idea that we’re part of something
larger, that life is conspiring to
support us, that “it’s all good,”
but do we really mean it?
That’s the real test.
Not what you say, but
how you live your life.
Do you risk danger to
satisfy your soul, or do you
do what people expect of you?
Are you taking steps to
put your dreams into action,
or, deep down, do you
really believe that dreams are
for someone else, and that you
need to settle?
I know, sometimes it seems dangerous to dream.
A recipe for disappointment.
I mean, how many times have you heard:
“That would never work because….”
“What do you mean you want to do
something else? You already have
a great job with a good salary! Think
about all those people who are working
twice as hard for less money. Be grateful
for what you have.”
“Well, it’s a nice idea, but it’s just not
“That’s not how it’s done.”
“But you’re good at this. Why would
you want to do something else?”
“Who the hell do you think you are, anyway?”
I heard all of those things, many times.
I even found myself beginning to believe them.
So what happened?
I’m not sure why I didn’t just capitulate
to the naysayers and the dream killers.
I Thank God. I thank Grace. I thank the parents
who raised me to believe I could do anything.
Something in me was stronger than
all the reasons I was given to stay small.
Something in me said:
I have to believe I can create a life of meaning.
I am capable of more.
I know I have something bigger to give.
I was not willing to live
in a world without magic,
and I hope you aren’t either.
We are here to create magic
and miracles, to live abundantly,
to share hope and to offer
our greatest gifts to the world.
With little more than that belief,
I left a job that was killing me and
started on a new path that led me
to where I am today.
Doing what I love.
Speaking, teaching, writing.
Launching a weekly radio show
and mapping out a TV program.
Coaching others to fulfill their dreams.
Yes, there is a Santa Claus.
Can you believe again?
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