I hope you had a magical Christmas, even in the smallest of ways, whatever you did and wherever you were.
The last Thought for the Week I sent out was; “The Power of Self-Compassion” and how looking after our own emotional, physical and mental well-being helps us withstand the challenges that life throws our way, and better support those around us.
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Something reignited in me just after Christmas when I was with a friend. I was telling her how I was due to travel to France on Friday and sailings were being cancelled due to bad weather. And how I had a connecting flight from Rennes within hours of arrival.
At times like this, we can get stuck in our own head can’t we! So absorbed in looking at alternative options, we forget that positive and even magical things can also happen and to allow for that possibility!
She reminded me of this and I sent out a positive thought and trusted that somehow all would work out.
Within just 3 hours, guess what happened … I heard from the ferry company that a window in the weather was expected on Thursday, so they had put on an additional ferry that day (and the timing is actually much better as I arrive a day earlier in good time for the connecting flight!). How’s that for a little bit of magic!
Remember when you were a child and looked at life in total wonder and awe? Life was magical and exciting, and the smallest things were utterly thrilling to you; the frost on the grass, an unusual coloured butterfly or something like that.
When you lost a tooth, you were full of excitement because it meant the Tooth Fairy would be coming that night!
I would count down the days to Christmas Eve as, not only is it my birthday, I also looked forward to Santa Claus visiting on that magical night. Even though I had no idea how he could get to visit every child in the World in one night. somehow he managed it and never let us down!
As children, our imagination knew no limits and we believed that life was magical! And then we grew into adults and responsibilities and challenges took their toll on us.
Many of us became disillusioned, and the magic we once believed in as children evaporated. Perhaps that’s why as adults we love to be around children, so that we can experience that feeling we once had, even if it’s just for a moment?
As the year draws to a close and a new one approaches, how can you recapture at least some of that magic in your life?
What needs to change for that to happen for you?
The answer has to be something within you that has to shift. Whatever it is, are you ready to experience the magic again?
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”
-Roald Dahl- (1916-1990)[Writer]
As always, I will leave you with that thought!
I will be in touch again with more thoughts and tips.
With best wishes,