Cafe Writing: Do You Believe in Magic?

Magic ~ an appropriate theme for the holidays at Cafe Writing. One of the prompts asks this:  Give me seven examples of every-day magic.


How can I even begin to make a list about Magic without a picture of this guy, front and center.   Eight years ago when we brought this little fellow home (weighing all of 3 pounds) we knew he was going to bring a ton of magic into our lonely empty nest ~ hence, his name :)   He continues to be a ball of fire, waking us up every morning rarin' to go, rain or shine.  He's smart as a whip, full of energy and vitality, but a real cuddle puppy too.  Magical, all the way.

Mornings are magical to me, even though as I age, I find it a bit harder to crawl out of my warm bed.  Accompanied by coffee and my book, I curl up in my big chair by the front window and watch the sun come up.

Speaking of coffee and books - definitely items three and four on my list of everyday magic.  Humble pleasures, but always guaranteed to put a smile on my face.

Music plays a very important part in my life, and it doesn't have to be big or fancy to create magic.  Actually, just an hour at my own piano playing through some of my favorite songs works as well as a massage to erase the tensions of the day.  Magic indeed.

Okay, I'll 'fess up - I'm a speed demon, and nothing puts a smile on my face like putting the windows and the gas pedal all the way down.  Don't do it often, but I love the rush.

Anytime I can be near the sea I'm in wonderland.  There's something so magical about the sound and smell and salty aftertaste of the ocean.  Just thinking about is makes me melt all over.   It's not an everyday pleasure (more's the pity), but a simple and very magical one I wish I could indulge every day.

So there's my magical about you?  What are some of your magical everyday pleasures?