“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”- Roald Dahl
My friends, this and a giant dose of gratitude is what I strive for daily. I don’t want to get all mushy on you, especially for those of you who are just finding my page, but the world around us is astounding, magical, and grace-filled. The trouble is, we tend to race past it. We hurry to the car, we zoom to our destination, we hop out, and we rush in (usually so we can accomplish a task and hurry off somewhere else). We miss the magic along the way. Believe you me, I don’t get this right everyday – not by a long shot. But I do aim at it. Every day I look for the commonplace wonder. Sometimes it’s a blue jay just outside my window. Other days it’s a “pocket moon” peeking out during the day. And often, it’s the lilting giggle of my boys (usually over a fart or butt comment, but let’s look for the magic OK?). Witnessing and experiencing those moments is key to good writing – maybe even good living. I hope Willa & the WhyNots! will inspire folks to look little harder for everyday awesomeness. Fantastic things happen all around us. Where do you see it?