I was sitting down to write a post on the second thing that I learned on the #Superfunroadtrip.
And that felt daunting somehow.
And so I decided I would, instead, write a little blurb on a book that has been bringing me a lot of comfort lately: A Daily Dose of Love, by Christine Closer. Which is worth checking out if you're a person who wants to read quick bits of inspiration at a moment's notice.
I opened it to a random page, as I have been regularly for a while now.
And I'll be darned if it didn't LITERALLY land on that second lesson!
I would've called it "Expect Magic" (instead of Elevate Your Expectations).
But, potato potahto, tell me that isn't what I opened to.
*And I realized as I wrote this that it was on page 108 too!
"Magic doesn't happen when you least expect it...
it's always there surging around you, sparkling beyond your blinkered vision.
And then, one day, when it finds a crack in your armor it sneaks in and knocks you on your ass."
- Wendy Anne Darling
On the trip, and pretty much always when I travel, I expect(ed) magic.
And magic things happened (see linked posts below if you're interested).
And I realized that I had stopped looking for it in my everyday life. And the "lack" of it was weighing me down a bit.
So I reframed it when I got back. Started expecting it in my mundane "home life."
And just like recognizing what an amazing gift it was that this book opened exactly to what I thought was too hard to write about (not to mention that it happened to be page 108?!), I began to notice all of the amazing things that were happening around me again.
And my overall mood shifted quite a bit too.
Are you expecting things to work out amazingly? Maybe try today. See what you see.
A few other books that help joy and wonder sneak in for me:
Magic roadtrip moments:
- Fort Worth, Angelo's Encounter
- Crested Butte, "Work it Girl" (pants, Lucky Stripe)
- Wall South Dakota, The best people take photos on Jackalopes (pants, Asphalt Whisper)
- Richmond, Serendipitous Sunflower posts
A forever vibration raising video: