However as I drove to a Christmas party "with much dismay" to my Grinch-like heart my daughter began to sing in a small voice in the back seat. The tiny voice like a heater slowly began to thaw the ice of my heart. Then we were there, and since I am a shy person at best I tucked my way off in a corner and watched. The children giggled, and wrestled on the floor and piano music was being played in the background. It was there that I realized with my over analyzing adult brain, that the wonderment of Christmas was there in those tiny little souls, and that once you become an adult... well sometimes magic has to be made it doesn't just happen.
Magic is very similar in nature to writing, drawing, and crafting/art of any magnitude when you feel the blah's sneak in you have to counter-act them. With the above mentioned block if you will can be countered by almost anything:
- Taking a nap
- Taking a walk
- Visiting a gallery
- Talking with other people (some of us like to hobbit away in our holes, but we really do need human interaction)
- Take a drive and look at Christmas lights
- Sing a silly Christmas song
- Make salt dough or felt ornaments
- **Remember what it was like to be a CHILD at Christmas**
When we were children we didn't care what anyone though of how we sung, or what we drew. Our sole purpose in life was to be happy, and make others that way as well. So my daughter sang in her off key voice, and like a couple of kids ourselves, my husband, daughters, and I chimed in with her and were happy.
No matter what happens where this Christmas season finds you, I ask you to please find the wonderment and magic and become happy.
Spend time with the ones you love and find Peace within your Heart. The magic lives within...
Rekindle it's flame and burn brightly.
image courtesy of: http://www.theletter4.com/2011/12/christmas-printables.html