Do you Believe?

Sheryl has posted a Word prompt: Believe and instantly this Christmas song from my childhood came into my head. It was a big hit in the UK and you still sometimes hear it, but I don’t know how widely it is known.

The message is quite interesting, not just about believing in Father Christmas but believing in other things too, like hope.

Song Lyrics:

They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on earth
But instead, it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin’s birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
’till I believed in the israelite
And I believed in father christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
’till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on earth
Hallelujah Noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas you get you deserve

Freedom of Expression Tag: HOPE

I have been nominated by Adi, at The Rendezvous Club, please check out her blog, and her poem about Hope, here:

Thank you very much for nominating me for this. 🙂

Here is what the creator of this tag has to say about it:


Every week (Thursday) I will pick a topic, post photos or quotes or lyrics or a poem or an article about the “topic” and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post about that topic (in whichever way they want) and nominate 3 bloggers of their own, spreading “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” far and wide.

It’s all about you being the BOSS and choosing the best way possible to express and depict your understanding of the theme of the day. Fun, ain’t it?”


1. Thank the Selector and do not forget to tag/create a “ping-back!”
2. Attach the tag photo.
3. Post about that topic (in whichever way you want – it could be a photo or a quote or a poem or an article) for the dedicated “Topic of the Day.” No rush!
4. Select 3 bloggers to take part in “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Tag! Let’s spread some positivism around.


I am generally an optimistic kind of person and so ‘hope’ is something that resonates with me. I was looking about for a bit of inspiration and came across this post that really sums up what Hope is all about.

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. - Robert H. Schuller

I would add that having Hope is the second step in creating a brighter future.

Firstly you have to Dream. You have to have a dream of what you want in life. What you want to achieve and how you want your world to change.

Secondly, you have to Hope. Hope that your dreams will come true.

Thirdly, you have to acquire Confidence in yourself and draw on Energy and with a bit of Wisdom and Knowledge you can surely turn your hopes and dreams a reality.

The pessimists amongst you may think what a load of rubbish, but I’d say try it first, then you can moan and criticise.

Why haven’t I achieved it all? Sometimes you don’t know what your dreams are or you lack the confidence. That was me, but I think I am getting there, now.

I hope I make it. 🙂 I hope you do too. 😉

I would like to Tag:


Laura M Bailey


The Britchy One

Thunk Thoughts And Things I’ve Learned This Week

Anxiety’s Cage – A short Poem

When I can conquer my fears, 

and my anxiety disappears

only then I can begin living.

Until then I’m in a cage

and year after year, I age,

But I hope, before I die,

I can say a final goodbye

to all this worry and strife,

and finally I will have a life.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 22/May/2018