Update: after I posted this I realized that it is similar to a blog from a few months back. It seems there is a theme to my life this year. A theme to find the joy, the magic, and simplicity and to fully appreciate it. I will continue to do this because I want it to be a habit in my life that I never get caught up in doing just for the sake of doing it.
On a recent evening at Magic Kingdom I found that the magic of the park I remembered from childhood was still there. I think it was always there, but I just couldn’t see it for a long time. How often does that happen to us all? We lose the ability to see the magic in life.
Granted, there are moments in life that are not magical. Life is full of sunny days mixed in with dark and stormy days. However, we can choose to look for the magic at any moment. There is a beautiful magic in some of the simplest moments that are often overlooked as we look for the bright and sparkling magic. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved watching giant fireworks displays (I still do, especially when the weather is cool), but lately in my life I find that the magic isn’t in that dazzling display of light in the sky. Rather, it is in the moments looking at the lights come on in the dark while standing in the arms of the sweetest man I know or in the mornings when I walk my Mellie and see her big, silly grin. It is in a thousand little moments that make up our life.
When I bought an annual pass to Disney I expected to have fun, but I never really thought I would find it bringing magic back to my whole life. Then again, it isn’t really Disney that has done that. It is the company of someone who sprinkles magic through my life and reminded me to let the little kid inside of me be free!
Embrace the magic and let the child in your soul run free! Just because we are adults doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying our childhood. It actually does a lot of good to let the adult rest and play.