I admit at the beginning of the month and up until about a week ago I have been having a hard time finding that magic in Christmas. Well I realized it really wasn't about me finding the magic or Spirit of Christmas it was allowing it to find me. Finding the quiet time to really think about things, the Spirit came to me. Not by way of the usual sparkly-ness of the season or Christmas cheer or the ornaments on the tree or the music of the season but quietly and subdued (kind of like the birth of our Lord that special night). My magic has been with me all along in the "ordinary" quality time that I spend with my husband and son. In the realization that there is wonder and magic around us everyday - we just have to choose to see it. So the tree is up and we have gifts underneath and the anticipation and the excitement in the moment of giving and receiving are there but so will it remain even after those gifts have been opened in the blessings of enjoying my loved ones everyday no matter if it is for a few moments or hours or days and in looking forward to all the "Ordinary" times in our future. Blessings to all of you this Season.