Whatever the weather come rain or shine, the fairies are somewhere around”.
Sometimes it’s hard to think of ways in which to bring magic to life every day, to inspire my children and lay the foundations of a life full of belief, I know only too well that when you believe, anything is possible and sometimes I forget that I don’t need to strive for this, children are born to it! All I have to do is ensure the belief remains as they grow, by being their Mummy and loving them, providing a home life that inspires their wishes and dreams and allows them to explore whilst trusting in the love of their family. Can you remember the secret world of make believe that lived in your heart as a child? Can you remember believing? Can you remember how it felt to wear your favourite outfit or play with your favourite toy? This is what I am learning again that feeling that something special is happening, I am learning the wonder and magic I somehow lost for a while. Can you imagine the fun of dressing up when as a grown up you have the imagination and the dreams but also the ability to bring to life those of your children. Can you imagine the joy in the faces of children who realise that Mummy (or Daddy of course) is dressing up too and joining the adventure! I would love to turn the house into a fairy grotto for the girls if I didn’t think my poor husband would move into the shed! Have I gone mad? Most probably a bit yes, but I am enjoying it so very much and I think it is doing me good, creativity seems to beget creativity and the more I play the more I want to play, and the more I feel inspired to work on my sewing (so what if the house is a mess….I will tidy up when the kids leave home or when it’s so bad I have to wear Wellington boots) I have been looking around me and seeing things more clearly…yeah I know how clichéd that sounds but it is true, don’t get me wrong I am not floating on air 24/7 I still get annoyed when the computer freezes or when I bang my head on a cupboard door I have left open, or when I can’t find my keys because I am incapable of hanging them up on the hook where they belong….only to find the one time I didn’t look on the hook was the only time in living memory I have actually put them there, but I don’t let the things that don’t matter get me down for longer than it takes to growl or have a brief rant…apologies to those who have been on the receiving end of those rants.
I know it may sound a bit odd but when you have a moment alone why not give yourself a great big smile in the mirror and dance around lightly like a fairy….or if you have something long and flowing to wear put it on, brush your hair and take a stroll around the house with your head held high……or pretend to be a mermaid in the bath…or anything else that inspires you! If you have any other ways of bringing the magic into your life, please let me know I am open to suggestions, but don’t tell anyone I dance around like a fairy!