Make your own magic? Yes, you can.

A poem from children’s author Shel Silverstein:

Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblins’ gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.

Too often we go through life waiting for something amazing to happen to us, when really we have the power and the ability to create those magical opportunities for ourselves.  Yes, “making magic” will involve taking risks, facing fears, stepping out of your comfort zone, but magic won’t happen — can’t happen — unless you are brave enough to give yourself to the moment and see where the “spell” you’re casting takes you.

One of my favourite quotes, from businesswoman and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker, is thus:

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come.  Get up and make them!

This week, get up and make an opportunity for yourself.  Go out and do something that you’ve been postponing for ages; contact someone who’s been constantly on your mind; join a new club; pursue a new career direction; talk to that stranger with the glimmer in his eye; go down that path you’ve been gazing down for months — the one bathed in sunlight but full of unknown twists and turns — the one that will take you who-knows-where . . . .

The more opportunities you create for yourself, the more magical your life becomes.

Your life is a rainbow.  It’s up to you to jump on and slide down.

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One Comment to “Make your own magic? Yes, you can.”

  1. Great poem Caroline. Love it.

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