Crucial Quotes #6

              "Faith is believing in things; when common sense tells you not to."


In the holiday spirit today’s quote is from Miracle on 34th Street (1947). In the movie Doris is the no-nonsense single mother of her young daughter Suzie. Kris, an old man she employed as the Macy’s Santa Claus, is put on trial to determine if he is delusional or truly Kris Kringle.

Doris’ belief in her steady world, one without fairy tales and imagination, is shaken by the magic of the season and Kris’ devotion. She rejects her old notions and embraces the sense of hope and belief Kris showed her. She tells Suzie that it’s ok to believe in something that can’t be touched or explained; even to believe in Santa Claus.

The miracle that day was the faith to trust what your heart tells you. Doris shook off the shackles of her common sense to believe in the kindness of Kris and the love of her neighbor Fred.

Don’t ever lose your faith in yourself. Cherish it and share it with those around you.

Natalie Wood as Suzie and Maureen O’Hara as her mother Doris



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