Reasons I Believe In Magic

Religion & Philosophy
By: nrichford    
19-Nov-2010

Introduction:Not long ago, I was watching a movie with a friend and she commented on the magical theme behind it. I replied that it's a shame so many people stop believing in magic. Her response surprised me. "That's because magic isn't real." she said as matter-of-factly as she would state the time. I couldn't believe my ears. I still believe in magic and I always will.

  • 01

    Christmas

    How can anyone who has ever celebrated Christmas announce that magic isn't real? I know its real. I feel it in the air, building to a crescendo as Christmas approaches. Suddenly, grumpy misplaced people begin to smile and greet others with warmth in the heart. Boxes mysteriously appear at the homes of the poor, dinners tied up in bows arrive in time for a Christmas feast and packages appear beneath the tree. Children squeal and mother's weep at the miracle of it all. "Yes, I believe in magic."

  • 02

    Newborns

    New born babies enter the world with perfect skin, bright eager eyes and the ability to love. These precious gifts nuzzle into the folds of their mothers body and sleep peacefully in newborn bliss. "Yes, I believe in magic."

  • 03

    Starry Nights

    Country skies glisten with shimmering stars against a blue-black sky, whispering silently of cosmic secrets. Countless galaxies stretch as far as the eye can see--unnumbered and unexplored. The trail of the shooting star flits across the sky and once again I say, "Yes. I believe in magic."

  • 04

    Spring

    The robin returns each spring to set up camp in his old neighborhood and sings boldly to announce his arrival. Spring peepers "sing" like a million tiny bells ringing in the night. The moist warm air falls softly on my face and I say, "Yes, I believe in magic."

  • 05

    Unfolding Flowers

    Green shoots emerge when snow is gone, growing quickly into lush tall plants. Tightly closed buds form, then open revealing a breathtaking flowers that unfolds in waves of beauty, and I say, "Yes, I believe in magic."


Final Thoughts

You may prefer to use the word God, the Almighty or a higher power instead of magic. Whatever ever you choose to call it--may it fill your life today so you can join me in saying, "Yes. I believe in magic."

Comments

  • duckletshut 5/22/2012 Flag This Comment

    I'm a believer of magic too - great list very visual

  • DINACA81 11/22/2010 Flag This Comment

    I believe in all that is believable and unbelievable. Untangle my hair and breath in the sunshine!

  • EmmaRileySutton 11/22/2010 Flag This Comment

    I am a believer too. There is something special that God can do to make all those things possible and the only words I can think of are "magical miracles." Thanks for publishing this on List My Five.

  • goodselfme 11/21/2010 Flag This Comment

    I like your descriptions of the magic that cannot be denied. Tweeted.

  • BonnieDossKnight 11/19/2010 Flag This Comment

    Me too! Who could look into a new born babies eyes, with wisdom of original home intact, and not believe? Your magical selections here are impeccable.

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