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Find Magic in the Everyday

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find magic in the everyday

I love magic.

The type that makes an average day turn into a moment of fun.

The type that brings a smile to a child’s face and wonder sparkles from their eyes.

The type that brings cheer and is added to the collection of special memories we all carry in our hearts from our own childhood.

The type that is for no reason at all.

It ‘s so easy to make a day magical. And, it doesn’t require much effort either – hey we are all busy enough. A spot of magic can lift your heart and the hearts of those you love most.

find magic in the everyday

I’ve heard it said that “the days are long but the years are short” and I find this true. My days are long and filled with my responsibilities of family life, career work,  and the mundane repetitive chores that keep the household going. I don’t want to be lost in the everyday though, I want to create magic for my children amongst our normal as the years fly past.

Creating magic is as simple as taking something you are already doing and placing some fun on it:

It’s about making a big batch of cookies and sharing them with your neighbour, just because. It’s about a giggly pillow fight at bedtime because it’s international pillow fight day. It’s about lighting sparklers to celebrate the first day of winter, It’s about being generous and decadent for no reason but because you want to see your child’s friend, or lover’s eyes light up.  It’s about fun.  It’s about dancing in the rain.

“It’s about lighting sparklers to celebrate the first day of winter.”

find magic in the everyday

Tips for Finding Magic in the Everyday

1. Keep it simple

A magical surprise or moment does not have to be a big drawn out affair. Save the ‘big effort’ for birthdays and special occasions worthy of the workload and time. Keep it little but different from the norm. Imaginative fun.

2. Let it fit into your day

You already have to make food, put kids to bed, dress, go out, etc… Make it work with your schedule and the things you already have to do, as well as the current season of the year.

3. Your calendar really is your magic wand

Your calendar is vital for ideas. Make sure you grab one that is marked with  events, charity days, holidays, and special occasions (Diaries are good too, or just Google).

4. Just a touch of planning

Each month go through the days and notice what is happening. Play off these days, make up some ‘just because days’, then plan your simple, easy, magical ideas. You don’t have to go crazy, just do the days that work for you.

Examples:

June 1st: Light some sparklers and dance to a funky beat to celebrate the 1st day of winter.

June 4th – Ice-cream surprise afternoon.

June 23rd – ‘just because’ blue day. Fun ideas, for example: everyone wear a blue item of clothing, serve blue milk porridge with 100’s and 1000’s for breakfast.

0r June 29th – Red nose day: Pre purchase red nose for family, donating some $ of support. At dinner time give everyone a red nose to wear, and serve red food. Talk about what and why red nose day exists and how we can support these families by buying and wearing a red nose. (Charity event days are wonderful to explain and teach children about the importance of helping or understanding others.)

I love magic.

find magic in the everyday

What do you love to do to create magic in the everyday?

elizabeth dotdotblogBIO: Elizabeth is found over at thedotdotblog.  She loves to see people smile and enjoy life amidst the everyday. Fun, love, wishes, and cheer is dotdot, hoping to bring a smile to your face. Find food, fun, ideas, life loves, and the magic of the ‘everyday’ there.

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6 Comments

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    Ellie at Emerald Pie
    May 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I love ideas like this. Its great to surprise the kids sometimes and do something special “just because”. They are the things that they remember.

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    Kelly Be A Fun Mum
    May 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I love this so much Elizabeth. You’re so right about how easy it can be to make magic in the everyday. I LOVE the ideas of sparklers to celebrate the start of Winter. Best. x

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    Tara @ Mum-ments
    May 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Oh Loving the sparkler idea! I think I have some in the bottom of the draw that I could whip out tomorrow 😉 my eldest would go crazy for them lol
    Love all the suggestons for finding that little bit of magic, it’s something I’ll be thinking about more
    now xxx

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    Sparklers for the First Day of Winter
    May 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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    Elizabeth
    June 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    It was such a pleasure to guest post on Be a Fun Mum. Kelly I just love you and how you encourages us mums to be, and do magic for our families everyday. Thank you so much. I had so much fun writing this post and hope it inspires us all to make the little things fun.

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