Saturday, January 10, 2009


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....


Anonymous said...

Magical is a wonderful word!!

And what a lovely day of magical events.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that all came your way. What a wonderful start to the weekend!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I have started to look at life in a magical way also and the most amazing things are happening in my life. You are right on course and what you said has been scientifically proven, if you are the type of person who needs that!
Get the book or DVD "The Secret".
You'll love it.
I am so amazed that you live on a boat. My beloved and I talked about this too but it is not the time in our lives for this. You are truely blessed.