NOPE, NOT BROKEN

BY MAKE-BELIEVE

 

“I don’t believe in make-believe,” was just about the funniest, most absurd thing I had ever heard of! 

Naturally, I was rolling… but my colleague remained straight-faced. (hmmm?) THAT made it all the funnier! She was obviously holding back her laughter for effect. (Or was she?)

I had not intended, “What are you kids being for Halloween?” to be a trick question, and so, I literally (as she made a joke – that was no joke at all.)

I was in my early 20’s, and didn’t know this was an even an option? An intentional choice? An actual belief system?

***Coming from my family, I just couldn’t fathom growing up any other way! (not believing in make-believe – OUCH!)

Respectfully, I was embarrassed. I certainly didn’t mean to offend. Then, I felt bad (for her kids.) Not believing in dressing up for Halloween?

EAT. SLEEP. BREATHE. STORIES.

Imaging my life without all the tall tales, and family follies made into rich fables which, by the way- continues to grow in fabricated details each year!

Geez! Imaging my life without stories, well- I would cease to exist. They are who I am. What I do and have always done. Eat, sleep and breathe- stories!

I had a wonderful, magical, childhood for which I am so grateful, and hope to pass onto my children the same beliefs in make-believing. Anything is possible.

But most importantly, I’m a believer.

I BELIEVE…

I believe in whatever makes you a better person.

I believe in rampant imagination, global acceptance, and personal bests.

I believe in Christianity, Buddism, Judaism and Kwashiorkor. Whatever strengthens your spirit, satisfies our need for connection, and promotes a peaceful humanity. 

There is a BEAUTIFUL BALANCE in the world with our diversities combined;

 I can’t imagine a world of any one type of person.

SO, BACK TO MAKE-BELIEVE…

If you don’t want to lie to your kids? Then don’t. 

And if you get the prodding question… Momma, some kids in my class don’t believe in Santa. They say it’s their parents that give the Santa presents.”

How you could respond is with a…

Well, what do YOU believe?”

(Let your child choose.) If they want to believe they can. If they don’t, then again – that’s life! Full of big, beautiful choices!

BOTTOMLINE

I am not broken by make-believe.

I am better for it.

I do not blame my parents for “lying” to me.

I thank them for the, wonderful memories and enriching my soul with endless JOY and possibilities. 

If you liked this story please sh❤️re it with others.

My beliefs are entirely my own, as are yours; to be respected.

I think we can all agree, that we should BELIEVE in ourselves, ALWAYS.

***

This Blog has a PART 2!

If you wanna hear more about “My Bloodline of Liars” then Stay tuned! 😉

***

“I believe truths can be told in fantastical ways.” 

– Liz Ski Healey

Imaging my life without all the tall tales, and family follies made into rich fables which, by the way- continues to grow in fabricated details each year!

Geez! Imaging my life without stories, well- I would cease to exist. They are who I am. What I do and have always done. Eat, sleep and breathe- stories!

***

I had a wonderful, magical, childhood for which I am so grateful, and hope to pass onto my children the same beliefs in make-believing. Anything is possible.

But most importantly, I’m a believer.

I believe in whatever makes you a better person.

I believe in rampant imagination, global acceptance, and personal bests.

I believe in Christianity, Buddism, Judaism and Kwashiorkor. Whatever strengthens your spirit, satisfies our need for connection, and promotes a peaceful humanity. 

There is a beautiful balance in the world with our diversities combined, and I can’t imagine a world of any one type of person.

***

So back to make-believe.

If you don’t want to lie to your kids? Then don’t. 

For instance, Momma, some kids in my class don’t believe in Santa. They say it’s their parents that give the Santa presents.”

What could you say?

One suggestion would be, Well, what do YOU believe?”

Let them choose.

Bottom line – I am not broken by make-believe.

In fact, I am better for it. I do not blame my parents for “lying” to me. I thank them for the, wonderful memories and enriching my soul with endless JOY and possibilities. 

If you liked this story please sh❤️re it with others.

My beliefs are entirely my own, as are yours; to be respected.

I think we can all agree, that we should believe in ourselves, ALWAYS.

This Blog has a PART 2!

If you wanna hear more about “My Bloodline of Liars” then Stay tuned! 😉

***

“I believe truths can be told in fantastical ways.” 

– Liz Ski Healey

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