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Kim MacGregor Kim MacGregor author. speaker. flash mobber.

Kim MacGregor is a transformational leader, author, speaker, and the founder of the global movement "I Believe She's Amazing." [www.IBelieveShesAmazing.com]

My greatest sense of meaning is derived from the magic I feel when I believe in something with all my heart and soul. I feel blessed to watch this same wonder play out in the games my young daughters create in which they are fairies with special powers to control the wind. A chopstick becomes a magic wand, their breath can move a tree, and a kitchen towel becomes a magic cape.

The power of their belief in themselves and their ideas transforms something imaginary into a vivid experience that provides an element of joy and wonder in their lives. Children are masters of the art of believing.

The truth is, we all have special powers for creating our own brand of magic, but sometimes along the journey of life we lose the ability to believe in the most important thing of all – ourselves. Jaded by life’s adversities, setbacks, and the repetition of self-defeating words, we slowly start to lose our belief in the beauty that makes life worth living – our dreams, love, happiness, or our ability to find meaning and purpose in the world.

The words we use in our constant internal dialogues are powerful. They create thoughts and feelings which form the basis of our belief systems and, in turn, set the foundation for the kind of life we live.

While battling cancer, my friend ended our conversations with the simple words, “I think you’re amazing because….” This simple act of gratitude had a profound affect on me. Following her passing, I launched the global movement “I Believe She’s Amazing” to unite people around the world and to pay it forward by giving people a chance to recognize the amazing girls and women in their own lives. Contemplating what we believe to be amazing in another person serves as a mirror that reflects back to our own greatness.

I stay passionately engaged through the inspiration I experience in life’s little moments and through the unwavering belief that the work I do, empowering women and girls to believe in themselves and the power of their voices, makes a difference in the world.

Consider for a moment what you believe in.

If a chopstick can turn a girl into a fairy, and a simple expression of appreciation can inspire a global movement, then trust that whatever YOU wholeheartedly believe in can become YOUR reality.

– Kim MacGregor

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