How do you see the world? 
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl – The Minpins
There’s something so wonderful about how children view the world. It’s so beautifully different from how we, as adults, filter out all the things that don’t serve us. Our adult perspective can, of course, be useful in terms of saving time and not letting overwhelm get the better of us. However, by being so blinkered, we can miss out on so much magic in the world. Have you ever been for a short car journey or a walk with a child? They will somehow see and point out all the signs, marks and colours you and I may never even notice. I can’t recall the number of times my eldest has asked me what a particular sign means or what ‘those numbers up there’ stand for. What numbers? Where? I don’t even see the majority of the world around me and yet here is someone who has less experience in the world seeing every finite detail, useful or not. Sometimes, we don’t see what’s in front of us, even when we’re looking. Have you ever been hunting high and low for those elusive keys when they were right in front of you all along? Or worse, talking on your phone while looking around for…. your phone! 🙄


We’re so distracted and preoccupied with getting stuff done and dealing with the lists running around in our heads that we often don’t take the time just to take things in. To appreciate things. To SEE things. The old cliché about taking time to smell the roses springs to mind, but honestly, it’s true. Every once in a while, we need to slow down, be still, and take time to appreciate the magic that surrounds us. Sometimes we find the most clarity and beauty in the simple things that are right there in front of us. When was the last time you chose to see the magic?