At the start of every year we make these grand plans…
“I’ll lose 20lbs”
“I’ll walk everyday”
“I will be nice to everybody, even the ones I don’t really like”
“I won’t eat any more sugar this year!”
Yeah, right! Why do we lie to ourselves? Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Its ok to be human. Yes, its even ok not to like certain people sometimes.
Give yourself a tiny break and take the pressure off. You don’t have to be that image you created as the perfect person. Being real is actually really beautiful. Just look at nature, it can’t fake it, it just is.
So instead of these crazy goals what if we just gave ourselves one gift at the start of each year? One tiny wish, like to let more magic into our world.
This year my wish for all is to enjoy each day like we did as a small child, with wonder and excitement. To get back to that magical time when a butterfly was such a thrilling thing to see. To be in touch and aware of our surroundings and the magical signs being sent our way.
When you had an invisible best friend and could understand everything your animal friends thought and wanted.
In 2016 I hope we can all see the magic that is around us everyday. The little signs that tell us we are ok and that it will all work out.
I’ve called them “God Jokes” since I was a teenager. A God Joke is when you are feeling a certain way and then all of a sudden a truck rolls by with the exact thing written on it that you need to see or hear. It makes you giggle and think that there must be something more to this life and it makes you feel connected again.
I don’t know what the answer to the unknown is but sometimes just allowing a touch of magic, or being willing to allow all possibilities takes the pain out of the daily grind.
2015 had a lot of difficult aspects to it, for me at least. At first I was ready to write it off as a horrible year, but then looking back I could see there were some really cool sparks, some areas of growth that were very special and greatly appreciated. There was magic in 2015.
Sometimes, things aren’t always what they seem to be. Being open to a little magic can make your day brighter, and that might be all we need.
Here is wishing you, and all that touch your life, a bit of magic, happiness, and tons of healing for 2016 (and beyond)!
Happy New Year!