Wisdom from Ellen Whitehurst

One of the first movies I can remember resonating with as a small girl was the black and white Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street.” I believed right alongside little Natalie Wood that her Christmas wish would come true and that she would get that dream home she’d been praying for each night and day.

In fact, I think that I believed as deeply if not more that if little Natalie’s character could only believe strongly enough that she would get that home and MORE. I believed even when her character faltered. I held the vision AND the belief for her. Because somewhere deep down inside my seven year old self I already understood the enormous, immense and miraculous, magical, manifesting power of belief.

And I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve quoted another line from that film as well. Another concept that this kid totally got! The line sets up Natalie revealing to her smitten neighbor that her cynical, skeptical mother, the object of his desire, had turned the proverbial corner (on 34th Street presumably) and now believes in Santa Claus too. The exact line from the movie is “faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to.”

Exactly! I truly believe in the power of believing. And that movie begs you to believe in believing too! I believe, no, I know that if you believe, really and truly believe, the without a doubt kind of believing, in a hope, a wish, a dream or desire, then NOTHING is impossible….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Ellen is an empowering lifestylist, ultimate health and wellness expert and the author of the bestselling book Make This Your Lucky Day.

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Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

jayasri amma
jayasri amma3 years ago

thank you

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Thank you.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Suzanne H.
Suzanne H.4 years ago

Right on Ellen! I believe..I believe!

Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago

thanks for the article.

Penny C.
Penny C.4 years ago

Thank you.

Kathy K.
Kathy K.4 years ago


Patricia A.

It's an animated version, I don't think it would have the same impact.