So the last week has brought up some, hmmmmm, “stress” I guess you could say. There are a few things tap dancing their way into my world, wait, that sounds too polite(as a writer/blogger I am trying to be more creative), barging their way…dropping their way…. Oh I know, a couple situations came plummeting from the sky like bricks…well, maybe that is too dramatic….anyway… I think you get the point… STRESS!!!! But as I sit here I gotta say I am reminded of what matters. The kids and I snuck away to Columbus to visit my 2nd family. The ones that aren’t biologically related to me but claim me anyway. This evening there was a moment when life seemed crystal clear. We were all watching the movie Sing. It’s adorable. Bo was sitting on my lap, Josh sat next to me. Timmy was on the floor with his cousins and Kate was at the table building a domino creation with Zayne.
As I looked around the room I was reminded that this is what really matters. I glanced back at the TV just when the Gorilla busted out of jail to tell his son he was proud of him. This was so heart warming, because in the previous seen they had a falling out and the dad sad, “How did I end up with a son like you.” So of course my heart melted when he busted out of jail to tell his son he was proud of him. Oh I am a sap for feel good movies, especially kids’ cartoon movies. As I soaked up the room full of kids and family, all entranced by the magic of fantasy, my mind began to wander. In a just a moment, a pile of movies flashed across my mind, movies that inspire people and it seems, most of them carry similar messages. Messages of dreaming, or taking a risk to follow their passion, or maybe it is trading fame and fortune for family and love. Just think about a few, Seabiscuit, Family Man, The Blind Side and the Field of Dreams, I go on and on. But my point is, people don’t make movies about how to stress out and love it! The moral is never, family has no magic, wealth and success are all I need. There are no blockbuster hits that end with that inspiring theme, “Don’t try… You will NEVER make it” Nope, we want to see the impossible, watch dreams be reached and watch families reunite. So tonight I am reminded that no matter the challenges around the next bend, it is these moments I want to focus on and soak up.
I know I am always writing about the magic… and quite honestly I hope I never stop. Life is magical. And even when it seems you have run out of pixie dust. There is nothing like a Disney movie and everyone piled on the couch to remind you that you have a spare bag of pixie dust in your other pocket. Granted sometimes I forget I have it there for days…ok maybe even weeks, but when I remember, I just gotta get it out.