"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, August 25, 2012

   Keep the magic alive!

Keep playing those imaginary creatures you are asked to play.
Keep reading those fairy tales. Keep fighting the dragons.
Keep the cackle of the wicked step-mother who makes them do chores or else they are banished to the dungeon.
Make potions. Stir brews. Go searching for fairy worlds. Dress up.
Keep the sparklers handy. Keep the glitter on the counter. Keep the fairy dust in your back pocket … sprinkle it when someone needs a boost, a smile, a laugh, an eye-roll.
Talk about fairies and gnomes. Talk about unicorns and princesses. Talk about wizards and magic.

Childhood is full of magic. Let’s not ruin it for them. Let’s not ruin it for ourselves.
Even if they are long past believing in the tooth fairy or Santa … let’s keep the spirit alive with imaginations that run wild, with books that take us to other worlds and made-up characters that bring everything, even pink unicorns, alive.
Just for another day or another week. Let there be a little magic in all of us.

I usually try to keep other people's words and images off of my blog, but I came across these words here and I couldn't pass up the chance to share them with you. I think opening our child's mind to the magic in the world,
and around them, is one of the most important things we can do for them.
...along with lots, and lots, of hugs and kisses of course!