Good morning out there in blogland...on this beautiful day before the first day of Spring. There's a magic in the air as the world starts to come alive once again. The birds are singing and the trees are finally beginning to bud. There's a noticeable glow on the faces you see, and everyone just seems so much happier. It is truly a magical day.
"We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us."--Thomas Merton
Even the most ordinary day can be filled with moments of magic if we just take notice in the world us, but many of us are so preoccupied that many of these moments slip by unnoticed. And there are many who have totally forgotten what the awe of wonder and magic. Oh, yes, there are the miraculous moments of our lives that fill us with joy and wonder such as the birth of a child...the beginning of a new life. There is nothing more magical than that.
And now, as we enter the time of new beginnings, magic is all around us...if we would only take the time to notice. Magic is the changing of the seasons, a daffodil pushing up through the frozen ground...the crackling of the autumn leaves beneath our feet and the uniqueness of every snowflake. It is the first hint of yellow on the forsythia tree. Magic occurs in those moments we spend in quiet reflection as we sit under a tree...in bathing in the moonlight or the sunshine filtering through a row of trees. And all we have to do to experience the magic is to see with the eyes of innocence...to grow young...which opens up a vista of external and internal beauty that we easily might have missed if our thoughts are always set in the grown-up grindstone.
So, take some time out of your busy day to sit quietly and take notice of the world around you...the beauty of a world which is full of life...full of magic...a world of wonder and joy.