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Believe In Someone


Today I wanted to talk about the power that we have to invest in someone else’s life by making our positive opinion on them known. When you believe in someone you are trusting that they have the potential to handle any situation they come across. It might not pretty, but they will be able to deal with what life has thrown at them. Be it a test, a morality issue, or a difficult patch in life you have the faith to know they will come out on the other end in one piece.  A lot of times people are slow to hand out encouraging words and that’s a shame because there seems to be no shortage of hurtful ones. Too often, people are shy to share their thoughts and that’s normal because it can feel weird to tell someone that you have faith or believe in them. Although what good does your faith in someone do if they don’t know?

It does no good at all. 

Sometimes life can kick you down and just knowing that someone out there believes in you can be the motivation you need to stand back up. Having someone believe in you can be the single most humbling and scariest thing to happen to you while also managing to be completely exhilarating at the same time. Even when you doubt yourself knowing that someone has unfailing belief in you just has a way of making you feel like you are able to do so much more. I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve hit rock bottom or felt like I was drowning in a situation way beyond my capabilities, but was bolstered by the belief that someone else had in me. I was only able to draw on the sense of strength that came with knowing that people trusted in my abilities because they told me. If they hadn’t I would have never know and would have never been able to talk myself through those hard times. Knowing that someone else hadn’t given up on me was enough to push me not to give up on myself. If they still thought I had it in me then shouldn’t I at least try?

Believing in someone can also have a positive affect on you. Just like having someone believe in you can push you to trust in yourself believing in someone else forces you to look for the strengths in people. When you believe in someone you stop focusing on where that person is weak and instead you linger where they are strong. Not to mention that knowing there is someone you can count on is a tremendous stress reliever because who can do it all? Not me.

Not everyone is strong all the time and no one can do everything on their own. Having people that you actually can count on creates a support network you can rely on. I have friends I swear by for certain things and all of my friends have their own unique strength that compliments my life and our relationship. Believe in someone and make sure to tell them that you do, too! You never know how valuable the knowledge that you have faith in them can be to them. Expressing your opinion can literally turn around someone’s point-of-view on not only life but themselves and that’s way too cool not share, right?

  • http://www.anastasiaamour.com Anastasia Amour

    This is beautiful Crystal, this really spoke to me! I definitely agree, there have been times where the only reason I haven’t given up is because someone hasn’t given up on me! xx

    • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

      I’m glad you liked it and omg, yes, you are right about only someone else’s faith keeping you going. Thank you for comments because they are awesome as usual.

  • http://www.socallehomemaker.com/ socalledhomemaker

    Beautiful post!

    • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

      Thank you! :) It was hard to put into words what I wanted to say so I’m glad you liked it.

  • http://howtomakealife-sheryl.blogspot.com/ Sheryl @ How to Make a Life

    This is so meaningful. You are also right that it is important for us to believe in someone also.

    • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

      Thank you, Sheryl. I wanted to focus on the fact that sometimes we get so wrapped up in people believing in US that we forget to do the same with the people around us.

  • http://www.callitadventureblog.com Torie

    This is just beautiful :) And so important. Because sometimes our belief in ourselves just falters. We don’t mean for it to, it just does. So knowing someone else believes in you can totally be what turns things around and I want to be able to let as many people know that I believe in them as possible <3

    • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

      YES! You hit the nail right on the head, Torie. Having someone believe in you can push you forward. If it can make such a difference in our life then how amazing is it that we can give that to someone else? I know everyone that you let know how you feel will be AMAZING.

  • http://www.erikafromamerica.com/ Erika

    This is really great! You’re right — it can make the BIGGEST difference when you feel like people really believe in you.

    • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

      ERIIIKKKAAAAA! Oh, man, your comments. I miss you. I feel like I’ve drifted away from you in the blogosphere and I blame bloglovin’. I miss you and I’ll be trying to remember to get BACK to your blog because you’re the best and one the great bloggers I’ve met.

      • http://www.erikafromamerica.com/ Erika


        I was just recently thinking about the group of bloggers that really started up around the same time last summer and just how everyone’s grown!!! But it’s true: I’ve been less in-touch/active on social media than I was a year ago!!!! That’s something I hope to change as it’s so much fun interacting and just sharing good vibes with each other!

  • http://heleneinbetween.com/ Helene

    it’s so important to surround yourself with good people that help you. such a beutidul post!

  • http://mundanecstasy.com/ Alys @ Mundane Ecstasy

    Beautiful post Crystal. Its so important to believe in others (and to be believed in) but people need to know that you believe in them. For myself the words of support, especially the unsolicited ones, can make all the difference.

  • http://somethingwinnderful.com/ Katie @ Something Winnderful

    I love this, there is so much power in believing in someone and having someone believe in you. Particularly with dancing, I always felt so encouraged and supported when my teacher believed in me. It really would make or break a dance. As a dance teacher is was so wonderful to see how much my students would grow just from having someone believe in them.

  • http://www.jadeoak.com/ jackie jade

    this is so great! it’s definitely important to have a support network and i’m so grateful for the people i have in my life who i can turn to too. a good thing to remember to be thankful for!

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea

    Such a wonderful reminder, friend! You’re always so full of those!

  • Shybiker

    I like this post. Your point is a valid one and, even more, it’s healthy to be conscious of it. Your blog is constructive.