Don’t Stop Believing (And Not Just for Journey’s Sake)


“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.”

– Emily Dickinson

Today I began Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation Challenge. And today’s centering thought was one that truly resonated with me “Today I am open to the presence of miracles.”

pg_581162_712073460This meditation left me wondering how many of us, those who have been forged like steel in a fire, have, perhaps without even realizing it, given up on hope, given up on miracles? How many of us have stopped believing for a little while?

It’s easy to do really. I mean there must be a human limit on let downs right? There must be a tipping point, which once you cross over burns hope like paper lit in a forest fire. There must be at least a million and one (sometimes literally) reasons to stop believing.

Yet miracles do happen, they happen every single day, in many small ways that we often don’t notice. And sometimes, they happen in big ways, just when we are certain that hope has flown out the window for a long anticipated European vacation.

So my compadres, those who know all that I know, today I just want to encourage you to hold onto the seagull feathers of hope, to be open to the presence of miracles. Because they do, and they will, happen.


  1. Rebecca · · Reply

    Thanks Shannon, I really needed that today. I feel like all my hope has gone in the last few weeks. You put all my feelings into words, will start looking for little miracles again. Sometimes I get negative, as all my infertile friends have moved on to have babies leaving me wondering “where is my miracle” hard to not compare my life situation with others. Thank you again xx

    1. Sending you a hug Rebecca. I so very much understand that feeling, and have walked through those days. It’s hard to know that there is another side, an exit sign, when we keep hitting wall after wall in the maze. Hang in there for you too will have your miracle. You too will emerge on the other side.

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