Growing up, I had these glow in the dark stars painted on the ceiling of my room. In one corner, there was a moon painted on while in the other corner, there was a rocket. Every time the lights were turned off, the ceiling immediately lighted up with the stars. It was like having fireflies stuck on the ceiling. When I lie down on the bed, it felt like I had my own personal planetarium. It seemed so magical that made me stare at it half of the night. As a kid, I had the most fun of two things at our home. One is these stars stuck on my ceiling and the other, speaking doorbell (I had a smile on my face every time it said, “Open the door please”, sometimes I even used to mimic it). These things became quite common nowadays but then, they were pretty rare and special.
As time passed, I started sleeping with the lights on and slowly, the magic I once felt was forgotten. The saddest part is that I didn’t even realize that there used to be so much magic in my life. I became so occupied with the things that were happening and the things that were not happening. Like everybody, I have become super busy in building the life I want. Nothing wrong but still, I wish I could have retained the magic while building what I want. That’s something, right!
And lately, I happen to cross my paths with the same magic I had and I felt familiar. Like I have met an old friend of mine. One day, I sat with my family and suddenly, the power was gone. The moment lights were gone, the ceiling of the room lighted up just as it used to years ago. It was dark and all of us went, ‘Woah’ looking up. Later a few minutes, the power came back and my brother went and hit the lights off again. We haven’t moved until midnight and kept on chatting. It was just like how it used to be. And, all of us had the same thing on our minds at that moment, “it’s been so long.”
We all have a few things which we hold close to our hearts while we were little. Even after growing up, we can still perceive them just as how we felt for the first time if we can take a moment and look closely. I feel once we start feeling like grown-ups we barely cast a glance at things and to our surroundings, let alone feeling the magic. As kids, we were captivated by anything that seems magical or special in some sort. Even the tiniest thing used to pique our curiosity. Even the most ordinary gift used to make us happy.
Soaking in the magic around us or feeling special isn’t just supposed to be a child’s thing. Everybody deserves to feel it. We forget the magic we naturally had and oblivious to that, we keep saying, “my life isn’t happening.” Don’t you think? Each of us has a thing in their life we feel something special about it. For me, it’s stars, basically everything about the sky. So… What’s your special thing? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you soon again!
Lots of LOVE,
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