What do you Believe?

"A note from Santa" by Tamara
“A note from Santa” by Tamara

Welcome to BELIEVE week!

This week we take on one of the most magical of Bliss Habits.

There are so many things to believe in. When a child, as with Tamara’s daughter, it can mean Santa and all the daily miracles fairies and parents manage with magic like precision. As we grow we find in a whole myriad of things, as January finds:


Believe (we are this.)
by January Handl

I believe that the morning star
reminds of a promise
of constant rebirth,
of seasons and circles
and spirals of being

I believe that the
trust of a child
offers an innocent wisdom
and intense focus
found no where else

I believe that the
smell of clean sweat
earned with work
with this wondrous body,
seals in the lessons of
this day

I believe that the clouds
of sorrow we feel
for loss, fear, and pain
rain down tears
that cleanse the heart
where hope’s blossom
is ever ready to open
to love

I believe in music’s
vibrations of sublime
creation, in laughter,
or a beloved’s voice
that can soothe or move us
toward our highest ways
of being

I believe in silence’s
stillness and the deep
well of our collected
stories and art, our
unique expressions of
varied experiences and sensations,
quietude and peace

opening a new window
on the mirror of our being

I believe that the
natural world’s
beauty unfolding
displays a reflection
of divinity in the greenness
of growth,
in the loamy-rich potential
of un-becoming
in the peace of presence

I believe in the Love,
so freely offered to me
throughout my life,
leaves golden- threaded
connections that
cannot be broken

I believe in Life’s
determination to exist
that is bigger than I can
vaster than can be proven,
more mysterious than
can be expressed or understood

I believe we are this, together
We are This.

Yes, even as we grow up, to believe is “more mysterious” than we can ever understand.

Believing is magical. Believing makes a difference. This week our Bliss Initiative is to believe in those things that make your life worth living. This week let us believe in good and magic and delight.

What do you believe?


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.



January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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