Gratitude — one of Merlin’s seven most magical words — is not just an emotion, it’s also an action.
T. A. BARRON’S BLOG
I believe that kindness is an altogether different entity from being nice. The sad truth is that you can be nice out of politeness while still thinking mean thoughts.
Now, more than ever, there is a desperate need to be kind, seek positivity, focus on personal growth, and appreciation of our fellow humans.
Witnessing a random act of kindness can inspire others, giving them a gentle nudge in their own hearts and minds toward positive action.
Every one of Merlin’s 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life relies on Love to strengthen it and fill it with significance. Love binds to the other concepts so strongly, in fact, that it’s hard to imagine any them existing without it.
I believe that to be wholly alive is to be grateful—for every breath we take, every song we sing, every person we love, every day we discover.
Generosity is not giving others what they want. Rather, it’s giving away what you yourself want.
Knowledge, one of Merlin’s magical words, is so much more than just the things you learn by sitting in a classroom…
There is intentionality in Wonder, though it is not something you seek. It calls you to question, to explore, to investigate. To wonder is to open the doorway to imagination.
In 2017, I wrote this poem to celebrate winter in Colorado. In sharing it with you here, I hope to encourage you to look around and find inspiration from your surroundings. The smallest thing – even a footprint in the snow – can lead to creativity!