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This holiday season, words like discouraged, doubtful, and uncertain have replaced convinced, confident, and faith. Now, more than ever, we need to believe. For many of us, this year has challenged our confidence and left us disoriented and startled. Yet, with the whole world of new possibilities in front of us, we find it challenging to take a step forward.

Sometimes we’re tested, not to show our limitations, but to discover our strengths. Now more than ever, we need to believe.


What You Believe, You Receive

Believe in moments and make them. Life isn’t perfect, but it has perfect moments.

Believe that time heals. Time won’t make you forget, but it will make you grow and understand things.

Believe that laughter is worth finding. In the darkest of times, laughter helps transform our perspective.

Believe in gratitude because it produces abundance. Abundance is the result of appreciation, not accumulation.

Believe that tears can cleanse. People don’t cry because they’re weak. People cry because they’ve been strong for too long.

Believe that what you get is a result of what you give. Giving is not about donating. It’s about making a difference.

Believe in someone you love. This season, be the reason, someone believes.

Believe that living with less brings you more of what matters. Look for the good in every day, even if somedays you have to look harder.


I Believe

The song I Believe includes some of my favorite lyrics.

I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.
I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way.

I believe above the storm; the smallest prayer will still be heard.
I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
then I know why I believe.


Be The Reason

This holiday season, whenever you have someone else’s attention, remember that your actions can convince them that the world is a cold, frightening place or that it’s full of love and joy. Believe that you have the power to make someone feel seen. Believe that every candle lit is an opportunity to make a wish.

Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need. Believe!


For more information about Hall of Fame speaker and bestselling author Steve Gilliland and the Gilliland Foundation, please contact steve@stevegilliland.com / 724-540-5019 / www.stevegilliland.com.