We make our own fun. And we make our own magic, too.
Our family motto developed many years ago when we were living in South Bend, IN. One person would do something silly or outlandish and another would comment, dryly, “We make our own fun”. It was an acknowledgment of our weirdness, or, rather, something that would maybe seem weird to those outside of our family, but was fun for us.
“We make our own fun” stuck as our motto. It articulates what we do, what we aspire to, and what we value. And we get to define what is fun to us. It often involves singing– in the car, to the pets, making up new lyrics, and singing in the rain.
We create our own fun, and we create our own magic, too. When I write that we are seeing the magic and creating the sacred I mean that we are seeing and connecting to something that is already there. It is already all around. We have to accept the invitation. We’ve got to be open to noticing the magic. But, not just that. We’ve also got to create it for ourselves.
Sometimes magic shows up in your life with bells and whistles, but other times you need to dig it out of the earth and polish it up, and sometimes you need to make it with your own hands, sometimes you need to sing it into existence. Magic is here. We don’t have to wait until Friday night or Sunday morning or your yearly getaway or the Christmas season to feel it. We can create it in our lives now. We make our own fun and we make our own magic. It is not just a choice; it is an attitude, a practice, and an adventure.