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Do you Believe in Magic?


Below is a link to one of my favorite songs…and although I’ve not seen Tangled by Disney, this song sets my feet a’tapping and I get a goofy smile on my face every time I hear the beginning chords.  Take a moment and listen…are you smiling yet?

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do you have a song like that?  One that simply makes you smile in that child-like, carefree way and sets your feet and whole body rhythmically tapping to the beat?  It’s like magic when I get that feeling and I want it to continue every time it happens.

And then I started thinking…Brace yourself…I’m thinking…

What if we could keep that childhood magic alive everyday?

What MAGIC could we accomplish if we knew we could be MAGICAL?

Repeat the song…and listen to the lyrics…(see below)…

Do you believe in magic in a young girl’s heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it’s magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I’ll tell you about the magic, and it’ll free your soul
But it’s like trying to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll

If you believe in magic don’t bother to choose
If it’s jug band music or rhythm and blues
Just go and listen it’ll start with a smile
It won’t wipe off your face no matter how hard you try
Your feet start tapping and you can’t seem to find
How you got there, so just blow your mind

If you believe in magic, come along with me
And we’ll dance until morning till there’s just you and me
And maybe, if the music is right
I’ll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
And we’ll go dancing, baby, then you’ll see
How the magic’s in the music and the music’s in me

Yeah, do you believe in magic, yeah
Believe in the magic of a young girl’s soul
Believe in the magic of a rock and roll
Believe in the magic that can set you free
Aaahhh, I’m talking ’bout the magic

Do you believe in magic, yeah
Do you believe like I believe
Now do you believe like I believe in magic
Do you believe like I believe
Do you believe like I believe

So the challenge for the week is to see if you can find your THEME song ~ the one that makes you feel MAGICAL!  You can even share mine because it’s so awesome!  See if you can find your song and then play it once a day…take a few minutes to just BE HAPPY and ENJOY a few ME minutes to Revive you, Ignite you and Inspire you to take better care of you!

Let me know how it goes for you…what’s your theme song?  How do you feel MAGICAL?  I’d love to add to my happy song list so please comment!


Do you believe like I believe?

Believe in Magic!


My Gratitude….

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

Since my surgery on May 9th, I have not written a blog posting.  In fact, I’ve done nothing but try to recover from my 9.5 hour surgery.  It’s been a grueling recovery coupled with a few complications which made my life more difficult and messy.  But today, 18 days later, I am beginning to feel like me again even though I’m still enduring the complications which are colitis.  YUCK.

I’ve cried many tears these past days, tears of pain, tears of weakness and tears of joy that the first of the series of surgeries is over.  I have cried because I am dealing with so much pain, cried out in frustration at my body’s inability to cope with the colitis and all around crying because I have had to endure this entire situation again.  And no, I don’t have a re-occurrence of cancer, but I do have a breast cancer related issue which perhaps I’ll delve into at another point.

But I’ve most importantly found myself crying tears of gratitude for the wondrous angels who’ve surrounded me during this period of time.  I think my family tires of my tears which rise unbidden when I find myself so utterly grateful for the kindnesses that are shown to me.  My sensitivity to feeling loved has emerged and I thank all who have helped me during this time.

I had nurses, who reached out to comfort me when things were really bad in the hospital.  Much of my time there was spent in an ICU unit which gave me sweet nurses who had the uncanny ability to connect with me and make me feel as if I were the only patient they had (even though I was not).  At NYU I had a room with a view of the water which to me is such a soothing sight that when I would lie awake at night, alone in my thoughts, I would watch the lights twinkling on the water below.  How grateful was I to be able to see the water from which I find strength.

At home, my family and friends reached out to help me through and I can’t thank them enough.  I am eternally grateful for many of the sacrifices they gave in order to help me heal…..and that they are still doing to help me heal.  My surgery was necessary and I know that I am happy it was able to be scheduled so quickly as it needed to be done immediately.  For that, I am grateful as well.

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, my “Why ME?” question ignited my soul and helped me to help others.   Again, I”m asking, “Why ME?” and I’m feeling like I have a similar answer…10 years later…this journey, this purpose is not over for me because I feel like there’s more to do.

And for that, I am grateful.

Happy Sunday to All of You!