Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 9, Small Pause, " Do You Believe?"

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. "
~ Roald Dahl

Today's "Small Pause"...

Remember viewing things as a child with wonder and magic? Today I had a glimpse of this wonderful way of viewing the world. After listening to another student read a book with a mermaid in it, three little girls proceeded to have a discussion about the reality of mermaids. The discussion went something like this:

"I love mermaids!" says Sara.
"Me too." says Miranda.
"I saw one, one time and she was really beautiful. Her hair was shiny and she was really colorful." says Sara.
"Are mermaids really real Sara?" asked Andrea.
"Oh ya, they are really real", says Sara. 
"I think they are too", says Andrea. 
"Ya", says Miranda.

It was a delightful engagement that made me smile. Maybe, mermaids really are real. Since when do adults have all the answers? I think children could teach us a thing or two about how to view the world. The magic of a child's perspective and wonderment, does not have to be obliterated with adulthood. 


I would be delighted to have you share your "Small Pause" today. Please feel free to share your thoughts or recent small pause in the comment section below.


  1. When Zoe was a little girl, she would stretch herself out flat on my ottoman, close her eyes, and sail to the moon to visit her friends. She told such magnificent stories about her adventures with them!! I truly believe that its from children with the greatest imaginations that we get out most gifted artists - painters, writers, dancers... Thanks for your wonderful Small Pauses, Deb! Love, Janice

    1. Oh Janice I love this! Thanks for sharing! It must have been fun to be part of Zoe's dream world. Loved your comment about imaginations and the creative people in our society. I am so happy you are enjoying these "Small Pauses". I hope they will become a platform for others to share and journey along in recognizing the small joys that occurr everyday. Thanks! Love Deb xo


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