A week or so ago, I was debating whether I would 'make New Year's resolutions' this year, especially in light of my less-than-stellar commitment to last year's list.
Then I read this post and this post -- and decided to pick a word for myself this year, instead. (With thanks to Ruth and Kate for their wonderful ideas....)
After much thought, I settled on the word 'magical.'
Thing is, I already feel like I live a bit of a 'charmed' life. I'm so blessed in so many ways, and I'm aware of that pretty much every day. But I also 'believe' that 'belief' manifests 'reality' -- that is, if I believe I'm going to have a good day, I probably will. If I believe I'll do well on a test, I probably will.
Still with me? So... if I believe in magic, then magic will happen. Or... if I believe that my life is magical, it will be. And even better ... if I believe that there's magic hidden even in seemingly 'negative' events or happenings, I'll find it.
I hadn't even blogged about this whole thought process yet.
So ... let me tell you about my 'day of gifts.' Yesterday morning I got some not-so-great news about a family member, and as I was going out the door to take my grandson to school, I was all bummed and dis-combobulated. (I love that word!) With a sigh, I declared to myself that I could use a little magic, so I better start looking for it around me!
Well... when I got to Knit'n'Cafe, a woman came and sat down who looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn't place her. She reminded me that she was in Knotty by Nature on Monday asking about a book (that we didn't have, so she sat and knitted and chatted for a few minutes - during which time apparently I told her about Knit'n'Cafe).
Then she said, "I brought something for you..." and pulled this out of her bag:
This woman had been aware of my cold -- and went home and put this package together for me out of her own herb garden! How sweet is that (and how magic)?
When I left Knit'n'Cafe, I had to stop in to the store for a few minutes, and when I walked in, Stephanie looked up and said, "Oh, I'm glad you stopped in ... I have something for you." I asked why, and she said, "Just to thank you ..." and passed me this:
... which is a stunning skein of her amazing personally handspun yarn. Magic!
Then after supper, Michael decided to go for a walk up to Value Village. For weeks now, I've been saying that he needs a recliner chair -- he's had two different chairs since we moved aboard, and neither of them has been ideal, or 'fit' him or the boat.
He came home with this:
... and it couldn't be more perfect! It looks brand new, it's a pale green color, it's a La-Z-Boy, it fits in the spot beautifully -- and cost $40.
Magic. What can I say? :-)
I like it so much I think I'll have another day of it....