17 March, 2010

Finding Magic

Living with my daughter, it is not difficult to find magic in any given day or moment.  It takes only the clearing of the mind and… poof, there it is!  It is in her smile or the depth of her eyes or the lightness of her step.  It is in her singing and dancing and energy.  The magic is the essence of my daughter – from her creativity to her focus to her imagination to her complaints.  There is no kid like her and there will be no adult like her.

As a friend reminded me a few weeks ago, I can see the magic in others but it appears that I have challenges seeing it within myself.

I have, at some level, been thinking about that concept.  My strengths and weaknesses are known to me.  I am comfortable with them; talk about them; and work with them without much issue.  But my magic… the magic that makes me, me… that is something else entirely.  

What is that spark that I bring to the world, my friends, family, neighborhood?  How do I touch the lives around me?  What is the magic within me that I need to see – and that others may or may not notice?

Thus, on this, the day of luck, good fortune, and my all time favorite color – GREEN (the color of vitality and life and renewal), I am setting forth on a little journey to find the magic in myself.  With the help of the leprechauns and their mysterious natures, I will set forth to discover the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… my rainbow and my magic!

Care to come along and find the magic that lies within you?


TAG said...

It's no surprise that you have trouble seeing the magic within yourself.

Just never doubt that it is there. Yes, there is magic in abundance there.


The Exception said...

It isn't a surprise? Explain please?

Mama Llama said...

TE, we are our own worst critics. We're the first to see what is wrong in ourselves, not the good, the magic, the lovely, the spark of life that others see in our eyes. We don't look in our own eyes.

I'm working on that a bit more, too, to try to pull myself through this process. It's what we owe ourselves.

Be well, TE.

TAG said...

Mama Llama said it well. I have noticed that many women have this tendency to be far too harsh with themselves. They want to poke and prod every decision. Over analyze every detail instead of just living.

In some ways it is good that you study the details in your life. It shows you care. As you know from reading my blog that is something I wish more people did.

The trick seems to be to care and to pay attention, without going overboard. If I had a magic formula for not crossing the line, I'd be glad to share it. Sadly I do not.

It's been how long now since we shared lunch? Two years? Has it been three?

Whatever the time, I still recall our brief meeting fondly. You are a terrific person, lovely woman, and wonderful mom. Please never doubt that.


The Exception said...

ML - It is nice that I am not alone on this journey!

TAG - It has been a while - wow... and how much water has flown beneath the bridge. Thank you for your kind words...