Thursday, December 08, 2016

Is There Magic In Your Life?

My granddaughter is now twelve years old.  When she was three or four years old she picked up one of the Magi from my Christmas crib.  She looked at me and said, “Paw Paw, is this the Burger King”?  I think most of you probably remember the old Burger King commercials.  They have since been discontinued because the Burger King was a little creepy.  When you have children in your family Christmas still has magic.  It’s always a little sad when children, and even adults, stop believing in magic.  This reminds me of a great line from a mini-series that I watched many years ago about the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  At the end of the show the magician Merlin sadly says “There’s no more magic in the world because the people no longer believe”.  When the magic and the pixie dust disappear from our lives, the world gets a little darker.  I can only take so much reality and I get tired of being an adult.  I think that’s why I appreciate my granddaughter so much.  Even if she can’t slow down or reverse the aging of my body, she keeps my spirit and heart young.  I think that’s why children and grandparents get along so well.  Chloe is now a “tween” growing into an adult.  Grandparents are older people turning back into children.  When grandchildren and grandparents are the same emotional age, all is bliss.  I hope there is still magic and a little pixie dust in your lives.  If not, go to the magic store and buy some.  This time of year it’s always on sale.  

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