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This is yesterday’s prompt from Vanessa Sage’s Instagram challenge*, ‘Enchant Your Everyday.’

Since I tend to run a bit behind, this was the word (a day late) that was on my mind this morning when I grabbed my phone and set out to walk the dog. I was actively looking for the magic. And here is what appeared:

Mountains in the Morning Mist

While this image doesn’t really capture the beauty of the reality, maybe you can get a feel for the ethereal—almost mystical—atmosphere it evoked.

This experience once again reinforced something I know to be true, but which I forget so easily. Magic is all around us. We just have to be present enough to notice it, to acknowledge it, and to appreciate it. It can appear in the form of natural beauty, an arm around your shoulders, an encouraging word, or the wagging tail of a pet who is so excited to see you she can hardly stand still.

And it came to me in quite a profound way with the understanding and awareness of my life purpose. Knowing who I am here to be, and doing my best to live that purpose actively and intentionally, has been nothing short of magical. And acting as a conduit of that clarity for others has been a remarkable gift.

How about you? Where do you find the magic in your life?

*An Instagram challenge is an invitation to post a picture every day, based on a prompt or a concept. If you’d like to join in the fun of Vanessa’s challenge, visit vanessasagelife on Instagram.




The Beauty of Natural Diversity

Natural Diversity

Photo by Joan Gallant Dooley

Photo by Joan Gallant Dooley

When my friend, Joan Dooley, posted this beautiful photograph on Facebook, I was amazed to learn that these eggs weren’t dyed for Easter. Each of them has its own distinctive, natural color.

It struck me that there is a message here about our own ‘natural colors.’

Our hands, our spirits, our creative process—each of us is unique. We are not like those mass-produced white eggs of uniform size, residing in styrofoam boxes in the refrigerated section of the supermarket, bred for mass consumption.

What is your ‘natural color’? What one-of-a-kind traits are you here to share?