She Believes. Do You?

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It Doesn't Hurt to Believe.

She’s nine.

Another Christmas has come and gone.

And she believes.

Really, really believes.

No questions asked.

No hesitation.

No weird looks to see if we believe (for the record, we do… because what’s the downside).

How long will it last?

Can she make it to ten?  Or eleven?  Or maybe thirty?

Last year at this time, we were positive she wouldn’t make it through another Christmas.

But she has.

Maybe she knows something we don’t.  Maybe she doesn’t want to let us down.

Maybe she just believes.

Do you?

Be careful with your comments… she reads this blog.

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14 Responses to “She Believes. Do You?”

  1. Michelle Howell-Martin
    on Dec 27th, 2010
    @ 3:40 pm

    As I tell my students, “I believe.”

    Michael Smith Reply:

    Good answer.

    Scratch that. Great answer.

  2. Olwyn Hughes
    on Dec 27th, 2010
    @ 6:18 pm

    I believe, too. Why wouldn’t you want to believe?

  3. Alicia Kessler
    on Dec 27th, 2010
    @ 7:03 pm

    Mine believes too….she’s 8. It’s nice to have some magic once in a while.

  4. Alicia Kessler
    on Dec 27th, 2010
    @ 7:07 pm

    I needed to read the fine print. In my house we believe.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    The details are always in the fine print. :)

  5. Jim
    on Dec 27th, 2010
    @ 9:29 pm

    We’re at 10 and counting.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    Nice. She’s my hero.

  6. Aaron
    on Dec 29th, 2010
    @ 2:47 am

    Absolutely, I believe. I had this discussion with my 6th grade students, some of whom were convinced that Santa does not exist. I believe in Santa! I believe in the potential in others and I believe that we are here to give and receive great gifts from each other and that is what Santa represents to me and my family.
    Merry Christmas and enjoy the moments!

  7. Tim
    on Dec 29th, 2010
    @ 11:34 am

    If I have two, 8 and 6 and they both believe do I get credit for 14?

  8. Tim
    on Dec 29th, 2010
    @ 11:37 am

    Oh, and you know, to have children who believe you must have adults who believe, so really, since we all believe, I believe we should get credit for 91… can you believe that?

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Tim, That’s an impressive family.

  9. Melanie
    on Jan 2nd, 2011
    @ 11:10 am

    I am a believer and I have never not believed…I am 34. :D I now have my own son to whom I plan to pass on the believin’ :D

  10. Pam Cranford
    on Jan 4th, 2011
    @ 6:34 pm

    The bell still rings for me!

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