There’s plenty of magic in the world. Can you point me to the nearest magic store?
32-year-old Meghan the Mopey isn’t always so mopey. She know’s plenty of magic is available in her world; she just can’t get her act together lately. She’s been searching and searching to find the magic, but alas she must not be reading the directions that came with the magic tricks.
Wouldn’t it be great to go back to 1989 to have a conversation with Meghan the Magnificent? She was so energetic. Tiny, but intense. And that little girl had plenty of magic!
Surprise! 32-year-old Meghan the Magnificent is me. That’s a magician’s trick called misdirection.
But right now I have no magic… or at least I don’t feel as if I have any left.
Disclaimer: this post isn’t a pity party. It’s just a post. And it isn’t an Instagram version of my life. I have no filter, as my mother can attest to that. I am just really having trouble with adulting lately. I’ve lost clothes: jeans, shoes, winter hat. Good thing I found all of those items… My dirty laundry is in the hallway a mere 5 feet from the laundry basket. And I swear I can’t drag myself out of bed before 7am. Okay, I lied… 7:15. Maybe 7:20.
I need some magic! 🙂
So let’s ask 1989 Meghan the Magnificent if there is plenty of magic left for her 32-year-old Meghan the Mopey version.
Meghan the Mopey: Hi! I love your little stick!
Meghan the Magnificent: It’s a magic wand!!! Would you like to see one of my magic tricks?!?!
Mopey: Absolutely, but first can you tell me how you learned how to do magic tricks?
Magnificent: I read the directions, but did you know I had a dream last night?!?! I was walking on the road and then there was this green slime that came down and then–
Mopey: –wait so there are directions for magic tricks?
Magnificent: yessssssss, you’re silly!!! There’s a piece of paper in the bag and you read it and practice the trick. There’s lots of magic tricks out there. There’s plenty of magic. You can learn some, too!!! And you know what else was in my dream?!?! I had–
Mopey: –Well, huh, thanks, kid. Can you point me to the nearest magic store? I think I need to pick up some new tricks. I’ve got some studying to do. And practicing. Right?
Magnificent: Right. Wait, wait, wait, you don’t want to hear the end of my dream?!?!
No, Meghan the Magnificent, I’m sorry but I don’t have time to hear about your dream. Seriously, I really don’t have 24 minutes to hear you ramble on about slime and cliffs and… anyway. You’re an awesome kid, though, and you’ve got a lot of big dreams and big magic ahead of you. <iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mesethwo-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=1594634718&asins=1594634718&linkId=XB77CP5LWXNHRVSD&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true”>
Let’s wrap this up:
- When feeling not-so-magnificent, do something that makes me feel magnificent.
It won’t feel that way at first, but I know the magnificent feeling should return. That’s the magic of the tricks! The trusty standby card trick (sic and for realsies, I have a trusty standby card trick) usually makes me feel the magic in my life. It’s the old-and-true way back to finding the magic.
- When the old tricks don’t work, read the directions or buy a new magic trick and read THOSE directions.
Read the directions, as the 1989-version of me suggested. Read books and blogs. Read the Bible. Go to the magic store to pick up some new tricks. Listen to others–they provide directions, too. Those are all great suggestions, I think. Life’s magic moments don’t always have directions, though, yet I know magic still exists. Be open to the directions and faithfully read them. New, old; faithfully read those directions!
- Be ready to put the new skills into the daily routine.
I should think about the things I read, and then I should practice what I learn. 1989 Meghan the Magnificent practiced so much for her magic show at Country Club Apartments in Huntington, West Virginia. Her parents encouraged her to keep practicing. Now the stakes are a little higher. Practice patience, and love, and kindness, and courage! Practice card tricks and happy tricks. The Magnificence
Summary: try something old-and-true, read the directions to the old stuff or get some new tricks and read those directions, practice magnificence.
Plenty of magic is to be had. Just because I don’t feel the magic in my soul, and just because my life is so not together right now, doesn’t mean the magic isn’t all around me. Maybe I’ll come up with an life magic trick to reveal magnificence instantaneously before your very eyes? Until then, however, think about 1989 Meghan the Magnificent: learning magic tricks is easy. Finding magic as a grown up can be easy, too, right?