I'm just coming off of 2 days at Disneyland with my mom, sister-in-law and two almost-Kindergarteners- my older daughter and niece. When my mom first proposed the idea, I didn't jump at the opportunity. When I thought of Disneyland, I thought of overstimulation with a capital O: massive crowds, unpleasant smells, and loud, annoying noises. Sensory overload using vacation days? No thank you! Though as the trip approached, I began to get really excited to see the magic of it through my daughter's eyes.
And magic is was! Seeing Princess Ariel in person and getting an autograph from her?! Getting to stay up way past bed time to watch fireworks and dance to live music amidst the hundreds of bubbles coming from your very own bubble wand? Experiencing the wonder that is the It's a Small World ride? Come ON. We had entered a full on fantasy world. This all got me thinking- how do we as adults invite magic into our lives? I'm talking the antithesis of the flat "another day another dollar" mentality. Here are a few prompts to get your wheels turning on this. I will journal about them on my end as well.
- Think of times in your life that you have felt so full of wonder that your feet almost left the ground. What did those moments have in common?
- What would it be like to actively seek out experiences like this on a regular basis? How would your life be different?
- What will you do to invite more magic into your life from now on?
I'd love to hear about some of your ahas on this- please share! If you're interested in ongoing support to make your life more wondrous, please be in touch! I figure, life is so short. Why not live it full on with lots of intention?