Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
I think it’s safe to say there’s no shortage of magic in our household these days.
Evidence of this over the weekend was made by a visit by not one, but two of our (reasonably) regular household visitors – the Leprechaun and the Tooth Fairy (she’s been around A LOT lately).
I would say that one of the best parts about having kids is keeping up with all the magic.
There’s been a lot of other magic around these parts too of late, that being the wonder of the flowers that are (once again) poking their heads out of the cold earth to bring us cheerfulness and a renewed sense of possibility.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
~ Albert Einstein
For those of you who visit IPOM regularly (for which I am so grateful!), you have probably noticed the penchant over here for quotes and inspirational tidbits.
Keeping magic alive is a big part of the mystery (and fun) of life (IMO) and I am always game to look for (just a little) of the make believe here and there.
Part of it has to do with this:
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
~ Sun Tzu
Another part is to do with this:
I mean can you blame me?
I spent the weekend keeping up a bit of magic on St. Patty’s Day, making green chocolate bark (thanks to the ever creative genius of Cara over at Fork and Beans), and enjoying the simplicity of kid friendly snacks, and a long, looooong, walk in the fresh air.
I mean, with all the pressures we face to keep fit and exercise (run! ski! yoga! gym! bike!), the bottom line is our shoes are always there at our back door, ready to be laced up and taken for a walk.
That’s a magical and empowering thought (or reminder) in itself now isn’t it? Something so simple can be so special.
Magic is always just right out your front door.
So with that, dear IPOM readers, I’ll leave you today (I’ll be getting saucy on my next post). What I’d really like to know is:
- Do you believe in magic?
- What gets your imagination going?
- What are you favorite snacks from your childhood?
I’d love to know how you keep the magic alive!
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
~ Dr. Seuss
Thanks (as always!) for stopping in!
If you want to find out how the peppermint bark is made, simply have a gander over to Cara’s website – I made the minty delicious filling to her confection (white chocolate, green food coloring & peppermint extract, that’s IT!).
This week I’ll be posting more magically delicious recipes, starting with Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce (and friends!).
Happy Monday to you all!
Yours in Less,