Monday, 19 January 2015

Motivational Monday || Magic


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Did you have a good weekend? I hope that if you did, the positivity has carried through into the start of a new week. 


I chose this one today because it seems to fit nicely with a couple big things I have been thinking about a lot lately, the first being God and the second being Disney World. 

I know, an odd mix but still with something in common. Both God and Disney put a great focus on belief. To be clear to anyone wondering, I am not bunching to two together and show both topic the appropriate respect in my thoughts, it's just hard to always convey that via text and screens.

As a Christian, I have a strong belief that there is a God and he is the Father of Jesus and he holds our lives in his hands and is there to guide, love, support and teach us. The majority of my friends are not Christians (or any other religion) and so many times I have found myself in conversations where I am put to the test, don't have the answers and simply respond with, 'because I believe it'. It's hard to explain how or why I believe in God but sometimes I say this-

"When Darcy couldn't talk and was a little baby, I knew in my heart that she loved me. She didn't say it outloud and she didn't do anything grand to show me, but I had such belief that she did, that I knew. That's how I feel about God. I just believe it so deeply that I know."

Believing in God brings me more peace than I could ever write in a blogpost. I am not scared of my life or of the future and I am not scared of what comes after. Sure, I fret and worry about the little things, but when I really think on it, I remember that my life is just part of God's plan and all I need to do is follow that and I'll be fine. A lot of people may think this is stupid but I don't feel embarrassed or ashamed, I feel soothed. 

And now Disney. Walt Disney World is my favourite place on earth. I'm the kind of woman who cries at the parades, skips down Main Street and almost floats through the day because to me, it's all just so magical. I believe in the magic. Yes, you could argue that it is all carefully designed to make you feel that way, but I'm fine with that. You wanna design a place that is a delight to be in, smells incredible, looks fantastic, sounds amazing and is made purely to please, go right ahead, I'm happy to be a part of that. Rather than questioning the mechanics of the operation, I am glad to look upon it as magic and enjoy every moment I can. 

The point I am making is this- If you want to pick apart every single thing to see how it works or to question why or to know every little detail, sure, go ahead. Sometimes though (and not for everything but just some special things), don't. Sometimes when you don't look for it, it's just there, waiting to be enjoyed or loved or soothed by. Let yourself go with something and enjoy the magic of it. It's really, really nice. 

Next time you feel like something lovely is happening and you want to enjoy it, just enjoy it. Choosing to believe in something does not make you dumb or weak, it shows strength that you can allow yourself to do that and have the faith to be able to. 

Toodlepip!

xx

(Disclaimer - I know religion is a sensitive topic and I always worry that my opinions are in some way offensive. Please don't pick me apart (haha kinda the lesson of the day) or be mean about them, I won't respond or engage. I'm not saying God is 'magic', I'm saying more that he is 'miraculous'. Cool <3 font="">




137 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post, Louise. Even though I am an atheist, I can really respect your belief in God, especially when you describe it the way that you do. I can't wait to see all of your Disney footage and pictures, there is something just so special about that place. It must be a great feeling to take your child and watch them feeling all the magic that it brings! x

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    1. First up, this is a beautiful comment to read Olivia!

      Oh Louise, you always bring the magic and inspiration whenever I need them. Thank you! Enjoy Disney World and take loads of pictures of you and Darcy!

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  2. Absolutely love this post. Believing in God shows strength in knowing that our lives do have a purpose here on earth. You are such an amazing inspiration, Louise. Happy Monday :)

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  3. I don't believe in God (but as Olivia said - I agree with her and I too respect your beliefs). I do believe in magic though lol (I mean I'm not afraid to admit - I'm 24 and still act like a little kid and believe magic exists). I really want to go to Disney as well ... maybe next year :) xx

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  4. Beautifully written! I wanna go to Disneyland so much! I really do believe in magic and in the magic you feel when you walk around in a place like Disneyland!

    WritingMonique

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  5. I totally respect your beliefs in God. I am an atheist as well, but I understand and think religion is good for a lot of people. For me Disney's magic gets even more amazing when I see glimpses of how it works because I get to stand in awe of the detail and thought put into it. I like the quote, its Road Dahl right? I don't know if its true or not because I try to go unbiased and find the truth, but I think for some things its true... thoughts?

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  6. Despite being an atheist I can see exactly where you are coming from in this post and I really enjoyed reading it. People just need to learn to embrace things in life and appreciate what they have.
    Amy xo
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  7. I myself am not a believer and my thoughts on religion are actually very anti-religious. I do however, believe that each individual has the choice and free-will to believe in anything that they want and anything that makes them a stronger person. We need to all stand up and raise our voices to what we believe, what makes us individuals and what makes us tick! I think it was Voltaire once said: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"

    Well done honey bunch!!

    Sophie xxx

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  8. Such a lovely and inspiring post. Thank you Louise.

    Bisous, Marye
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  9. Lovely comment. I have found that since having my 2 year old life is even more magical. xx

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  10. Well written and inspiring post as usual! Just go with it! That’s what I say! :)

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  11. Such a beautiful post Louise! As a Christian myself with friends who are not, I know where you're coming from there. It's so lovely to hear your thoughts.
    (And I hope I can get to disney land one day! Haha)
    Lana xo
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  12. That is so true!! Lovely post ^^
    Have an awesome day <3
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  13. I love these posts :) so lovely!
    I so so badly want to go to disney world!
    Emily
    xx
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  14. This is great. People like you help me to not be afraid to talk about God in my own blog. Thanks for being awesome. x

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  15. Such a beautiful post! I really want to go Disney world in Florida, I hope you have a lovely time :) I'm a believer of God too and I get where you're coming from that its hard to explain. It makes me feel safe knowing God has a plan for us because it means all the worries ate unnecessary and you will get through it. Hope is the only thing bigger than fear ❤

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  16. This is such a lovely post for first thing on a monday morning! :)
    Although I'm not religious to the same extent as you are I do still like to believe that there is someone who is looking out for us. That being said I still highly respect your views towards God and think its so refreshing to see someone so honest and open about their beliefs.
    And as for Disney World I whole heartedly understand where you're coming from! I've visited Disney World 6 times and I'm going again this October. I truly believe that until you have experienced the magic and happiness that Disney brings its very difficult to be put into words.

    Much love Charlotte xx
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  17. Thanks for this motivation! Especially on a Monday it's much needed

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  18. Your posts on a dreaded Monday just brighten up my day and make me so much more positive just lovely thanks Louise x

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  19. Love this post! I still get that feeling in the pit of my stomach I remember having as a kid whenever I watch Disney movies.

    Renee
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  20. Sometimes there is no reason to believe, you just do.
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  21. This is such a lovely and personal post, thanks for sharing Louise! I also love the Motivational Monday series- what a great idea. I have similar Christian beliefs which I find brings me peace when I am most anxious.

    xoxo

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  22. Such a lovely post, and very well said.

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  23. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that is yours, I am not a believer but I respect people that do believe.
    Lovely post Louise

    Meme xx

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  24. Loved this post Louise, such an inspirational one! I don't believe at everything but sometimes it's relaxing to just enjoy it without trying to argue how or why did it happen or works xx 😇🙈

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  25. Disney is my favourite place ever I still feel like a kid when I'm there! Loved this post :)

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  26. Totally agree wit that quote! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  27. I appreciate that you chose to address this on your blog SO MUCH. Thank you, Louise! I feel like when a group, blogger or artist becomes known for a certain type of work (ex., a beauty blogger is known for her reviews on beauty products etc.), they might feel a little hesitant about addressing their religion (if they belong to one). I think it's awesome that you just went right out and did it. :]
    -Emily, from It's Really Rosie
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  28. I have no interest in religion or anything but I really enjoyed reading this post Louise! Love your motivational Mondays:) x

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  29. such a cute blog you have

    check out my blog and maybe you would like a follow for follow?

    kiss

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  30. :) you already made me smile with your second sentence -God and Disneyland- haha I´m still smiling though ;)
    I love how stong the power of believing is weather it is God or Buddha...or SpongeBob...it doesen´t matter too much,well in my opinionit doesen´t, because in the end belief makes us strong and it helps as going forward whatever will come.
    Lovely how you described your belief and very heart warming. It´s great that you allways have something that helps you through any troubles.

    Oh and I strongly agree with everything you say about Disney and its magic
    and every single word about enjoying the amazing feeling it gives you instead of questioning

    Thank you :) you brightened up my day...again ;)
    I hope you are well
    xx

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  31. I love this post! I also love how you wrote it so beautifully!

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  32. I absolutely love this post! There's nothing more to add. It's perfect! :D
    Love,
    Svenja

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  33. Love love love this!! Xxx

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  34. This is beautifully written! Your posts are always inspirational. Thanks for sharing :)

    Kim
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  35. As a Christian myself, I always find it hard to answer questions about God, but the way you described it is absolutely perfect, exactly how it feels! Lovely post xxxx

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  36. This was such a lovely post to read Louise. The bit about Darcy when she was a little girl made me so genuinely happy :) -also such a beautiful way to explain it. I myself am an atheist but I will always respect others beliefs, opinions or thoughts...after all, everyone has their own reasons to believe in what they do and it is important to remember that.
    I'm so excited for you all for Disney Land!! I hope we get to go one day...it really does look magical. Can't wait to see pictures of your trip if you feel like sharing them :) xx

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  37. So beautiful lou, loved this. your always such an inspiration

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  38. Beautiful post. :) I especially loved the Darcy analogy. Faith in any religion is a beautiful thing and it is definitely nothing to be ashamed of, it shows strength.

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  39. lovely post louise

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  40. What a beautifully written post Louise, I always feel like you really take time about thinking what you will say on your blog post and your Monday posts especially make me really happy ♡ This post was really eye-opening and beautiful ♡ Thank you ♡ Love ya ♡ Have a great day everyone ♡ xoco
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    1. Firstly I meant xoxo and my blog is www.amfashionandbeautyblog.WordPress.com ♡Sorry ♡ Love ya ♡ Have a amazing day ♡

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  41. This is a lovely, lovely post and I completely agree with you Louise. I too have been challenged by people regarding my faith in God, which I've found very frustrating, not only as I would never question anyone else's beliefs, but also as I don't have the evidence or proof that they apparently need, but I really like how you tackle that - I'll be using that advice in the future definitely. And Disney... well, who doesn't love Disney?! :) Wendy xx
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  42. I'm a Christian myself and I really find it amazing how God can work in your life!

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  43. I really liked your comment about your daughter's love and God's love. An interesting and clear thought. It's like in A Walk to Remember when he says "Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." I know it's difficult for me not to have the answer to everything, but it's like you said sometimes you can't simply explain it.

    I have really enjoyed your blog Louise. Blessings xo

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  44. Been seeing that quote a lot lately & I love it so much.
    That little bit in this post about Darcy loving you even though she couldn't show it is so sweet & true. Just because you can't see something doesn't mean its not there.
    lots of love Louise
    xxx
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  45. Very beautifully written Louise! This post really made me smile ☺

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  46. amazing post, you are huge inspiration.Love your posts so much! xx

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  47. What a great post. xox

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  48. I love this! I feel the same way when I'm sitting with friends that aren't Christians and they start talking about something that isn't really right. It's great that you aren't afraid to come on here and talk about your beliefs

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  49. I'm not a Christian but the way you described God giving you peace really made me think and made me almost wish that I did believe in God. I really love your motivational posts! X

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  50. i love reading your blogs.. always puts a smile on my face :) xoxo

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  51. I really enjoyed this post, I love how you related loving God to Darcy it's very thought provoking. Loved the lookbook by the way ^_- xx

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  53. I still haven't found a religion that I feel suits me. I may never find one. I do however love the idea of Buddhism and I think if I were to follow a path it would be that one. I really respect your belief in God and I'm so glad you have something that you find soothes you and leaves you feeling comforted. I think anything that can have such a positive effect on you can only be a good thing. xx

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  54. Beautiful post Louise :) x

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  55. This is so true. I always feel more secure whenever I pray the night before the next day, as I feel that once I've prayed I've then got some guidance around me if you know what I mean. x

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  56. Thank you for sharing your beliefs, Louise. I am still figuring out where faith fits into my life but I am always glad to read stories about others and have some light shed on the topic.

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  57. This is such a beautiful post. I don't believe in any religion. But that is partly because of my family. My parents divorced, and my mum ended up believing in Buddhism and my dad turned into a Christian. I was having a very very hard time before, trying to go to church with my dad and also go to temples with my mum. So at the end, I decided not to believe in anything. I chose to believe in my parents. As long as they are happy, I am happy. Anyway, love your post Lou.
    xxx
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  58. I always look forward to these posts of yours, Louise!! They're always so great and inspiring :)
    Take care, have an amazing week!!

    Lipstick and Mocha

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  59. Very inspiring! Thank you :)

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  60. This was a really lovely blog post and I myself am also a Christian. Also it was very nice to have a Motivational Monday post to look forward to because today is my birthday! :)

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  61. Lovely, lovely; honest and true. I believe as you do, about God. And there's magic everywhere. It all depends on how we look at things...

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  62. Such a motivational and honest post♥ I know what you mean when you say you just feel that God is there, that's how I try to explain it to friends but they don't always understand it xx

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  63. Thank you for this, Louise! I think it's always admirable and inspirational to see people post about their belief in God. I'm a Christian myself, but I've struggled with talking about it openly, since it seems to ring negatively with many people. It is something I'm working on and I appreciate bloggers that can explain it well.
    I love that you love Disney! As a Disney cast member, I love that it just provides a sense of magic and wonder and takes you away from reality to a happy place! And you're absolutely correct, there is no need to pick apart everything. Dare I say, just "Let it Go?" (Sorry). Bless! xx

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  65. such a lovely blog post, I love your motivational Mondays great way to start the week :)

    Em
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  66. I don't know why but I've been thinking about God a lot this week too.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  67. Considering doing my own positive/motivational posts. you are so inspirational. By far my favourite blogger out there.

    Courtney | JacksonsCupOfTea

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  69. This was so well worded. I love your thoughts on Disney. I feel the same way. Why pick it apart, just enjoy it.

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  70. This was beautifully said and a motivation for any day. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Much love.

    Beverly Bean

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  71. Louise, what a beautiful and inspiring post, thankyou! xx

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  74. This is my very first time to comment - I just couldn't help myself! :) I started to write in my journal yesterday about this very topic, though I ended up not finishing it because I couldn't find the right words. Faith is also a big part of my life, but I am very respectful of those who have different faiths or are atheists. Some of my best friends are non-believers or come from different faiths, and they are all awesome people, who I am incredibly proud to know.

    That being said, I often find myself "attacked" by others for my faith, and have a hard time defending myself. How can I explain the 'why's' when there is no clear answer? I don't know why....I just know it's as much a part of as my hands, my feet, my eyes...and that the years I closed myself off to my faith were my loneliest, most empty years. I do try not to get upset at the questioning, but when I'm by myself later, I can't help but feel hurt that the people I respect regardless of their faith, or who claim to be so open-minded, are in fact, the closed-minded ones. To be clear, this does not go for the great, caring people I know are out there...but those who try to ridicule me in a way I would never ridicule others.It all just makes me sad...sigh. Anyway, I don't know where this is going, lol. But thanks for opening up the discussion!

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  75. This is such a beautiful post, Louise. I believe in magic of the world, I know that there are so many things in life which we can't explain and whether that's God's job or pure magic, it's amazing. I've never been to Disney world and I'm 21 but I'm still hoping one day I'll get the chance and I'm pretty sure I will be completely blown away by the amount of magic floating around there :)

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  76. Such a beautiful post Louise , I would love to go to disney land ...maybe someday :)
    Louise, I'm in totally same sitaution that you are none of my close friend dont really belive in God, and when i say that i do they just look at me like I am weirdo :) I think its such a weird thing for them because I am only 15 and in this age its not really a thing that a tipical girl would believe, but believing give me the feeling that you just described :)

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  77. I love motivational Mondays! They're so.... motivational! (even though I've read it on a Tuesday!) And you're pretty awesome Louise! You aren't afraid to just be yourself and never show that people are getting you down!

    Love, Grace xx
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  78. I am so happy to read this post. I am a Christian too, and most of the time I am too scared to admit it. When people ask if I believe in God (during other conversations) I will just awkwardly mumble that I don't know, and then hate myself afterwards.
    I'm too shy for my own good, and there is such a strong movement at the moment to make Christians feel like they are retarded or stupid for believing that I don't feel comfortable 'outing' myself in real-life.
    Thank you for this post anyway, it made me really happy.

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  79. What a lovely post! It made me smile and think about my younger self x

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  80. Here's some Wednesday morning motivation!

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  81. Thank you for being so open and honest about your faith Louise. It really is a breath of fresh air. I am thankful that I found your channel and that your desire to share happiness is what you do. That right there shows the Love of Christ in a way that you may not understand. Keep moving forward in all your goals knowing that God is using you to do some amazing things in lives of some young people that you may never know.

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  82. Lovely post Louise! Brilliant motivational Monday!
    love your blog!
    xxx
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  83. I love this post Louise! You've never failed to put a smile on your face with any of your blogs/vlogs. Carry on doing what you do best, being amazing and inspiring! :) x

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  84. Louise I absolutely couldn't agree more about the need to believe in magic, and about the awesomeness of Disney World!! I actually call it one of my Soul Inspirations:

    "Watching Fantasmic [fireworks display at Disney Hollywood Studios] always brought a tear to my eye. In that moment I forgive myself for losing or abandoning myself for the pursuit of rent money. I long for a little more happiness and magic. And I start to believe again that it might just be possible".

    https://freedombirdie.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/i-love-disneyworld/

    I hope you have a wonderful time! xx

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  85. I adore this quote so much!

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  86. Oh, this is so wonderful to read. As a Christian myself, it fills my heart with joy to hear other Christians speak of their faith. You expressed it perfectly! I know that when I am afraid or worrying about something, that I am able to pass that sadness and fear to God.
    There is a brilliant worship song I recommend you listening to called You Never Let Go by Matt Redman.
    The lyrics are;
    'And I will fear no evil
    For my God is with me
    And if my God is with me
    Whom then shall I fear?
    Whom then shall I fear?

    Oh no, You never let go
    Through the calm and through the storm
    Oh no, You never let go
    In every high and every low
    Oh no, You never let go
    Lord, You never let go of me'

    There is also a song called Our God by Chris Tomlin which calms me when my anxiety flares up

    One of the verses is as follows;
    'And if our God is for us
    Then who could ever stop us
    And if our God is with us
    Then what could stand against'

    Have you ever heard something quite so blooming marvellous?

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  88. Man... I wrote such a long post, and it didn't go through :/
    In short, I wanted to say how amazing it is that you put your views of God out there. I actually started a blog myself, and it was supposed to be on beauty and such, but I had such a huge calling to do it on my life as a disciple and my relationship with God, and so I did. However, as I continued posting, I felt a little insecure about it. BUT, after reading your post, you reassured me and made me feel a little more comfortable to keep doing what I'm doing. Look at you, a famous blogger and YouTuber who isn't afraid to talk about God! So thank you for that.

    On the other hand, I wanted to thank you for what you said about Darcy and how you knew she loved you. What an amazing description of how we know that God loves us. My gosh, reading it I was like "Whoa, she's so right" I will for sure keep that in mind for anytime I'm put on the spot and asked about why I love God so much and such.

    Thanks for being you! :D

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  89. Kudos to you for putting your views out there. Lately there seems to have been a major attack on the Christian religion and many Christians always feel they have to censor what they say around certain people, as at times revealing your religious viewpoint can have neative consequences. Keep doing you darling, hope the liitle munchkin is doing well :)
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  90. I love reading your blog, you create so lovely posts like this one! Thanks for sharing your time with us. Have a lovely day! Lydia, xx
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  91. Absolutely love this, Louise! I'm also a Christian and sometimes often find myself censoring what I say around others for fear of being judged, which I know isn't how it should be - it's so lovely and really encouraging to see someone else openly talk about it all :) xxx

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  92. amazing post, so motivational. I loved it :)
    lets follow eachother! just let me know and I will follow back :)

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  93. Love this, so positive and warm :) I remember when the second time I went to Disney I was so excited to be going back to the most magical place I'd been to as a child! I agree that we should just enjoy things without questioning them and asking why they're there...just love life and have have fun. And believe what you want to believe!

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  94. I love love love this post Louise! Thank you for being a beautiful inspiration! :)

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  95. Wonderful Post Louise! As a Christian myself it is refreshing to see that even in the "spotlight" you have remained bold and tenacious in your faith. Keep it up! I encourage you to continue being a light in the dark, know that you are infinitely loved more than the stars, and that you have the full and complete authority of Christ with each step you carry. Thank you for this, reading you heart was a wonderful part of my day.

    Love from Canada xxx
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  96. That's a quote by Roald Dahl if i'm not wrong? What a magical writer he is. Over the past year I went through a huge Youtube phase. Since then I've stopped watching a lot of channels, but yours Louise I come back to without fail. Your blog is even more wonderful. Your positivity, warmth and enthusiasm is just so infectious! I finally got over my hesitations and started a blog myself :)

    So thank you for your continued strength and infectious joy! I adore you :) xx

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  97. I love this
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  98. Really Inspiring. Btw I love your blog!!!!!

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  99. I love quotes and being inspired!! Thanks for this post!

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  100. Amazing post! :) So inspiring, and who doesn't love a good quote?

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  101. lovely post <3 please check out my blog www.orlaslittleblog.com xxx

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  102. I love the way you show your beliefs, and I agree that sometimes its better to leave things alone instead of picking them to pieces. :)

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  103. you are so wright. your blog posts are so meaningful I love them.

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  104. This is such a good post, I found it soothing in itself. I'm not religious, however I'm open to the idea of a God being there, but I think we all take different amounts of time to realise how we feel about religion, and some of us never do. Also, on a lighter note- Disney is very magical! I've recently written about one of my favourite childhood memories in an award/tag post, and I mentioned Disneyland! Everyone must go there at least once in their life! Louise, I think this post has been very insightful and useful to many people including myself, so thank you!

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  105. I think Louise is such an inspiration. Reading things like this make my day and really do make me smile, because it's so relatable: she's such an inspiration and a genuine person with good will and a big heart! I love you Louise! <3

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  106. This is lovely. I'm a Christian too and a couple of years ago someone told me that faith is a choice, which really helped me. Sometimes you just have to choose to believe and trust even when you don't see the big picture, because what's important is that He does :)

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  107. I'm not a Christian but I am an RE teacher in a secondary school and I have to teach about the six main world faiths. When I talk about religion I am often faced with the teens saying it is rubbish and how can people believe in something they can't see? And I always refer back to love. We can't see love. But we know when we are loved. We know when we love. And that is kinda like God. If your feeling is there it does not matter that you can't touch him or see him. It's innate isn't it? And I am off to EuroDisney in half term with all of my family and my preschooler and toddler boy. I can't wait! There is something so magic about it. The fact that they believe. When Anna and Elsa are in front of them? They really believe. And it makes me believe too. Hope you have a wonderful time and I will look forward to watching it x

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    2. That's super sweet, and I love the way that you respond to the teenagers. I'm in high school right now and I feel as if most of my peers are either atheists or don't talk about their religion because they are around atheists, and it's hard. Sometimes I find myself explaining my belief with the simple reason: because I'm scared not to have anything to believe in, and it's sad, because that's not the truth. I believe in G-d because I do, because I know that he's there and that he's good and for no other reason. I don't really follow any specific branch of religion, but I do believe in having faith. It becomes difficult to explain it to people sometimes though.

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  108. I loved the part where you talk about Darcy! It shows how much you love her💞
    -Tonia xoxo

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  109. Is it weird that I want to be your friend and you've no idea I even exist?! Haha. God is using you in the most wonderful way, and it's awesome to witness. You go sister! xx

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  110. Louise, I love this post so ridiculously much! I, too, am a Christian, and the biggest Disney fan! I worked at Walt Disney World, and agree with your sentiments! I have teared up watching the castle show because it reminded me that even though life is crap sometimes, to have faith, and believe in the possibility of a happy ending. While being a cast member, it was my job to create magic for guests, and I love that you feel it! I believe in and celebrate magic so much now, it is powerful! I know that it can be concerning to other Christian friends of mine that I put Disney in such a high place of my life, but I don't let it compete for top priority, no worries! I just love that you so eloquently wrote what I wholeheartedly believe and take heart in. Thank you!

    x Lauren

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  111. This is so well worded. Great post. You really made my day!
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  112. Hi Louise, I am a christian and a Disney fan as well! I have been watching your youtube videos for a few years now and you're still my favourite. I loved your recent video blog when you were teary eyed about your youtube anniversary. It was so sincere and sweet. Blessings 💞

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  113. Aww I really enjoyed this post Louise. Your blog s magical and most definitely soothes me :) http://www.mumswearlipstick.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/an-easy-way-to-fill-your-eyebrows-in.html

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  114. Thank you Louise for this post, it's really well written and I think your thoughts on the issue come across really well. Ever since I got married I've been thinking a lot more about God and religion, I was wondering what Matt thinks about it, if he has the same beliefs or not, does he just support you in your beliefs?

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  115. This is so lovely, and you're so right, it's easy to spoil things by over-analysing. Much better to just enjoy them for what they are and how they make you feel! I've seen quite a few of your videos on YouTube but only just discovered your blog today, I will definitely be reading regularly and looking forward to more "Motivational Monday" posts :)

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  116. I love that quote :)

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  117. I think this is amazing. I have always been a Christian, and having someone I look up to and watch videos of nearly every day, talking about their faith. It's so inspiring and I admire you so much.
    <3

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  118. I dont' specifically believe in a God or God but this post is so nice. I love the picture at the beginning specifically. I've seen it around Pinterest and it's amazing.

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  119. Lovely post Lousie! :)

    Love from Germany,
    Franzi xxx

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  122. I actually read this post a while back, I think on the actual day it was posted because I have seen you on you tube firstly with Zoe and then I went over to your channel. I started to really enjoy your videos and I realised how amazing you are!! you are my favourite vlogger and the only one I really enjoy watching!! you are the best and I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me! I actually think that you have made me a better person because you are so nice and I have now learnt to speak up about my faith making me closer to god!!! I really don't regret reading your blog and watching your videos because now I love your blog too! I have actually made my own blog which you can visit if you want at: http://okaylife.weebly.com/ but you don't have to as you seem really busy s you can save your time with your family! <3 <3 you have introduced me to blogging and now I am a little part I it which is really exciting and I really enjoy it!!!!! Thank you for being amazing louise and never stop making people happy!! :) love, me ( sorry my blog is anonymous so if anyone see's my name it won't be ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  123. Girl, you just put my heart on this page! I am also a follower of Christ and a super huge Disney fan!! I agree that it is hard to explain your faith to non religious people and I just want to give you some encouragement! Just keep smiling and being your gracious self. Don't lose your faith! Your friends will see the light in you and be blessed by it. I also agree with everything you said about Disney! I love all the little magical details! I am also a cryer! Lol I tear up in fireworks shows, seeing little princesses meet their idols, and all the dreams being lived in those parks!! Makes me all sunny and glowy on the inside!! Did we just become best friends?! Lol this post. I adore it. I adore you! Keep at Louise!!! Lots of love to ya!!!

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  125. How beautiful. It is something I have always been thinking about. People are missing out on so much joy if they pick everything apart … :)

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  126. How amazing :) love you sister in Christ ❤️

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