Some people say “Let the magic happen.” To me that is a fatalistic approach – assuming that the magic will happen anyway and you should just stay out of the way. What makes more sense to me is the phrase “Make the magic happen.”
This time of year, especially, there does seem to be a magic in the air. It didn’t just blow into town like a snowstorm. It is a collective feeling that is generated by people all around us literally making it happen. The themes of Christmas and New Year’s both revolve around a fresh start, a new beginning. We embrace that thought and turn it into action. Along the way there is some magic in the optimism.
If we were to just let that feeling happen, wouldn’t it show up around spring with the fresh blossoms and new growth? Or mid-summer with the warm breezes and sunny days? No, instead we make it happen in the frigid, cloud covered days of December. If you can do it now, you can do it any time of the year.
Not that I am advocating any type of resolution, but just think about what you can make happen in the coming year if you want to. A friend told me last week “There is nothing we can’t do as long as we are on this side of the grass.” How true is that? Take hold of every day and make the magic happen!