We are not all professional magicians, are we?
Are last names don’t end with Houdini, or Copperfield, or even Anderson–as in Rob who is featured in the video.
But…even if we’re not professional magicians, or even not so professional, or at the very, very least, a bad magician we all still have a M A G I C about us that can undeniably be shared and benefited.
She’s not yet 7 although it’s just within days. Stella was doing one of her absolute favorite things to do in the Summer: Swim!
One of her favorite perks of Swimming at the Pool is BREAK TIME…Fifteen Minutes every hour. . .AKA: CONCESSION STAND TIME.
Stella is a magician who probably will never play in Vegas or even in a Backyard Fair. Part of her MAGIC is making friends, drawing them in and playing with kids who have no one else to really play. She had met a ‘Friend’ since the last CONCESSION STAND TIME.
Stella went to her grandmother to get money for CONCESSION STAND TIME and was asked to bring back the change. She bought a Pretzel with Cheese Dip and on the way back her new friend said she was hungry and asked if she could have money to buy a snack.
W A T C H I T…it’s that slight of hand that often never gets noticed, but where all the Magic takes place.
Stella gave her the change she had left…all $5.00 of it.
M A G I C….
But this Magic was quickly fleeting. As soon as Stella returned with her snack and WITHOUT CHANGE, her grandmother didn’t yell at her or make fun of her, in fact, she actually praised her by saying what a kind thing she had done, but her sister and friends DIDN’T. They told her how wrong to give a comptete stranger any money, let alone, $5.00. They even wanted ‘the friend’ pointed out so they could go and put her in her place and get the GIFT/MAGIC back…it was too late…the MAGIC, like a Vapor vanished quickly…it usually does if not protected, nurtured, celebrated.
The Abracadabra left quicker than the lingering smoke of a blown out candle.
COMPASSION doesn’t ask, “WHERE’S THE MAGIC?”
COMPASSION just wonders, OUT LOUD, “AM I STEALING OR SHARING THE MAGIC?”
COMPASSION doesn’t require an answer but won’t cover up the reply.
COMPASSION just like MAGIC means very little and in fact, are just words!
COMPASSION and MAGIC come through in vivid, living color, only when they become VERBS–
Bring a little A B R A C A D A B R A to Every One’s day!
And then be unbelievably Amazed by what DISAPPEARS. . .
…and Appears right before Your Eyes!