Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Believing Instead of Wishing

I was in an elevator in the UK, on my way to a meeting. A young lady who was chatting with me as we went to the conference room said, “You travel internationally. Oh that must be so glamorous.”

I smiled to myself, thinking I was her once. How do I tell her that it’s not without taking something from her?

Sometimes the words come out the way they should.

“Glamour is only glamour from far away. Up close it looks like life with all its warts. Even movie stars have bad days.”

She was a smart one, that young lady. She stopped and gave a thought. Then I saw her eyes smiling widely. “Yes, and I suppose that it’s ok for it to be that way. We look at them and they look at us – just as the king wishes he could be a person. I guess we need to know which one we want. It’s decisions that count not wishes.”

She was only twenty-five. I was older by a lot. By the time the elevator stopped she had become quite glamorous to me.

Glamour is about belief.

If I believe my dream, my wishes will become decisions.
−me strauss Letting me be

14 comments:

Tell No One said...

Liz,

I have not come to the point where I make choices for my Life. My Life still makes choices for me. But it's good to know that when I am ready, I can make any decision I want. I'll come back to this Blog when I'm ready, for a reminder that I can choose.

Katrina

garnet david said...

The glorious sunset is really a burning fireball being filtered through smog and haze. But we can believe in that beauty.

"believe in your dreams and your wishes will come true" the fairy tale version of your last sentence. This will be my thought for the day.

Thank you, dear Liz.

ME Strauss said...

Hello, Sweet Katrina, Your choices are there waiting for you. Not to worry. They'll wait for you. Everything about life is really a 'want to' not a 'have to' We choose everything that we are, that we see.

ME Strauss said...

Hi David,
If you see that sunset is any less real? If you believe in your dreams don't do things to make them happen? Go for them David. I believe in you. You're more than wish or a dream to me.

Trée said...

Papa just spoke to Kyra of this kind of belief. Have you been reading my story again? :-)

Did you enjoy the red and purple flowers I left for you?

ME Strauss said...

Hello,
No I'll have to read what papa said to Kyra right now. And I'll have to find those flowers. Red and purple -- yummy!

Dawn said...

Liz
This is a hard one for me, and I can't quite make the leap of your last line in my head. It will give me some fodder for today.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dawn,
Think that if I believe I will quit wishing and act.

dsnake1 said...

Liz,
your post reminds me of an incident that i encountered. i was in the army then and was about to be discharged in a few weeks time, when my Officer Commanding called me up. He said, "whatever you do, don't THINK that you can do it, BELIEVE that you can achieve it. one day, when you are a director of a company, you will remember my words."

i have yet to be considered a successful person (let alone a director) but i still remember those words. when at times i am in doubt, those words do help. :)

thanks for an excellent post, Liz.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dsnake,
I needed your comment. You are a gift to me. Thank you also.

Carolyn Manning said...

Even while I'm smashing doubt in the head, I hold tightly to my ladder because each rung is belief.

Carolyn

ME Strauss said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a lovely statement. That should be in frame. It's so beautiful.

Carolyn Manning said...

Thank you, Liz.

Carolyn

ME Strauss said...

Lovely, Carolyn,
You're welcome. Really.