1/11/12 – You gotta have faith

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“At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that it’s happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away.”

– Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

Some of you probably expected this post to be religious while some of you know me well enough to know that it would have a different twist. When I think of the word “faith” I don’t personally think of religious faith. By definition, other than religious faith in a deity, faith is “allegiance to duty or a person,  fidelity to one’s promises, sincerity of intentions; firm belief in something for which there is no proof: complete trust.” That’s what I think she is talking about in this quote.

Faith is a funny thing. You just have to keep it, with no backing, no validity, just because you believe in your heart of hearts that what you believe in is real. Because you want something so bad you can’t imagine not having it. Faith is belief in the fairy tale we have always dreamed of for ourselves. I think we feel like if we don’t get the exact picture we painted when we were younger, that the fairy tale was all a facade, but I think it’s the exact opposite. Blessings come in disguise, your “fairy tale” will appear different than you ever imagined and you will be surprised to see how it all pans, what its true colors are and where your life takes you. Because, I believe, if you have faith in your own happiness, that it comes to you when you least expect it, through people you never gave the benefit of the doubt and in a way you never imagined. And the thought of that takes my breath away! The belief in knowing that when I least expect it, my life can be perfect because of its imperfections.

Finding happiness, love, trust and contentment in the unexpected is what I have faith in. And it’s what keeps me believing in ME and the life I lead! I have complete trust, with NO proof, that when I leave this world I will have a smile on my face and an amazing legacy to leave behind with no questions left unanswered and no doors left unopened.

“Because you gotta have faith…” (Who doesn’t love a little George Michael?)

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