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Wisdom from Ellen Whitehurst

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

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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4:05AM PDT on May 12, 2013


5:27PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:32PM PST on Jan 26, 2012

thank you

8:24PM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Thank you.

5:31AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:56PM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Right on Ellen! I believe..I believe!

10:52PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

thanks for the article.

1:58PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

Thank you.

1:52PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011


12:13PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

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

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