Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Wish (14)

The rain splattered in gusts against the fragile glass. The wind howled, rushing through the branches of the walnut tree, the maple tree and the pines. It was black as night, outside as much as in, and there I sat, knees up under my chin in my little room, the one with the plush red carpet and the knotty pine walls. I couldn’t go to sleep. No way. And not because of the storm outside my window, for such intensity made it even more cozy to fall asleep in my nice warm childhood bed, but because I had a big day ahead of me. Soon a wish would be waiting for me.

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I always tell birthday humbugs that they needn’t worry, that birthdays aren’t really about them or their age, that birthdays are instead about the rest of the world reminding them how loved they are. But that’s just for the birthday humbugs, not for me. You see, I’m a birthday lover myself. So much so, that even if no one wished me a single happy birthday for ten years in a row, I’d still love my birthday. And I bet you can guess why. Yep, because of the wish.


Ok, so maybe the symbolic wish happens when we blow out the candles on our cake, or the single candle on the cupcake, or in my case, the crowd trying to put out the raging fire. But then there are those years when some of you (definitely not me) don’t want a cake or even a pie. What then? Do you forfeit your wish? Absolutely not! You see, the wish is with you alllllll day, no matter what. It is patient and steadfast, ever present, ever willing, and always, always, always, like a genie in a bottle, ready to fulfill your desires. You can even chose your wish in the morning and then later on in the day add to it, or spice it up with a little sparkle and glitter here and there. That is, your birthday wish, once a year, is yours to dream into any shape you can imagine, any magic you desire.

My Wednesday (Birthday) Wish for You?

I started this blog to share the magic that gives my days sparkle, the magic that I feel in the very fibers of my being, the magic that I wish everyone could feel right along side me. And being here, with all of you, my dear readers who believe in this magic as much as I do, reminds me every day that the magic I experience is only a fraction of that which actually exists. The mystic, the heart and soul, the depth of our senses, the richness of our feelings, the wisdom of nature, the gift of childlike being, the joy of colors, of sounds, of rain on our windows and sun kissing our foreheads—its all right here in front of us, everyday, no matter who or where we are and always, for us to enjoy. Funny thing is, this magic in life we all know and love, is probably much grander, deeper, richer than most any of us realize. So why not spread it like seeds, let it fly free to show us how high it can soar? Who knows the places it could take us! That is why my Wednesday (birthday) wish is for you to share some magic with at least one other person this week, to pay the magic forward. Compliment a stranger, smile at a meanie, skip behind your shopping cart, listen to a flower, giggle in the produce department, buy the old lady next door a magazine, sing a happy song in the elevator, point out a soaring bird to a hardened heart, and most of all love. Love with a fierce heart and soul. And if I'm lucky, before long, my birthday wish will become yours, too. Just think how beautiful the world would be if we only just shared more magic with one another....every day.

28 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Brynne! Enjoy your wish... enjoy your day. Yes, my dear friend - you are very loved. I will surely pass on some magic in your honor today. :)

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  2. Happy Birthday beautiful soul Brynne! What an amazing story (and wish) of magic and sparkles. You're absolutely right, magic is all around us, we just need to open our eyes a bit more to see it. You help us all do that and it makes this world a better place. Thank you.

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  3. Catherine Price10/26/11, 10:10 AM

    You amaze me lady! I love to read the words you write. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend!!!

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  4. Happy birthday, Brynne! I am all about magic, and sharing it, and will take your wish to heart and share it even more so. Birthday blessings! :-)

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  5. Thank you, dear Kristin! You have already brought soOo much magic into my life just by being YOU!

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  6. Dear John...your support and kindness mean soO very much to me. Thank you, my friend. Thank you soO very much!:)

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  7. Catherine!! SoOo happy to find you here, old friend! SoOo happy you enjoy my words! Still the same little girl I was when you knew me, no??:) Thank you for the birthday wishes, dear girl! And happy hugs from afar!

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  8. Thank you, Hot Coco! That means soO much to me! It always makes me happy to find you here, dear girl!:)

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  9. Thank you for sharing your birthday and your magic. Happy Birthday!

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  10. Thank you, Bridget! SoOo happy you came by! And even happier that you took the time to write such a kind hearted comment! Hooray for magic!:)

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  11. Dear Brynne - a birthday - where we are the ones who get the gift of you...
    Happy happy days...
    (((hugs)))
    Jo

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  12. Happy BIRTH day dear sweet Brynne. I revel in the wondrous joy that brought you into this world, this birth day is but a note in a song that fills all our hearts with joy and rapture. One note Brynne, but without that note, this symphony would be but scratches on a page. One note makes a song a symphony of wonder and magic. You dear Brynne are that note, that brings music to so many lives. Ring true dear friend, and know that you resonate within our lives, and make the music that brings us joy.

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  13. Jo...Jo...Jo...thank you for the happy hugs! I got them and didnt let go!:)

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  14. What beautiful, touching words, my friend John....thank you from the deepest crevices of my heart. How very blessed I am to have you in my one wild life. I treasure you and all that you share. Thank you.

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  15. A belated but heartfelt happy birthday to one of the sweetest most joyful people I know (albeit virtually...your spirit crosses the screen!).

    xoxox

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  16. Ahhh, Tracey! Thank you! You made my whole DAY! Off to twirl and to send you hugs across the sea!:) Thank you for continually brightening my days....in so many, many ways! Love you!

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  17. I loved this, I hope you had a happy birthday!!! I forgot about the power of THE WISH. I am a birthday humbug....so this is great for me to think about THE WISH and put magic back into my day!

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  18. GOOOOODY! I had hoped this would reach at least ONE birthday humbug!! You make it all worth it, sweet Michael Ann!! YAYYY! Yes...THE WISH! Its the best part!!! Thank you for sharing! HUGS, bright spirit!:)

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  19. ♫♫♫♪♪♫♫♫ Happy Birthday dear Brynne … ♫♫♫♪♪♫♫♫… Happy Birthday to you! And many magical more...

    Oh, what a wonderful wish! I'll take it ;-)

    And now, from me to you:

    A song and a dance, a twirl and a skip for your special day...

    Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
    by the incomparable Dr. Seuss

    Congratulations!
    Today is your day.
    You’re off to Great Places!
    You’re off and away!...

    Kid, you’ll move mountains!
    So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Brynne or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting.
    So…get on your way!

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  20. My dear, dear kindred magical twin...thank you, DEBRA! Someday we will twirl and laugh 'til our sides hurt---in person. But until then, the special magic in my heart that YOU grow will just have to reach you from here! Thank you, my friend!! I adore you!

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  21. Brynne,
    Sitting with my sweet daughter this afternoon I decided to share your "Wednesday Wish" with her. She wanted to write to you. So here are her thoughts: I love your descriptions and how you write about what you have accomplished in your life. I love how your wish is to make people happy!
    From Sierra

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  22. Awww, Susan. Thank you so very, very much. Only a mother who holds her daughter's heart in her own, a mother who honors heart and soul, would have a daughter like Sierra with a heart as big as the moon.

    And Sierra...thank you for wanting to write me, for wanting to tell me how you feel. I feel connected to you now in a way that I wouldn't have if you didn't choose to write, and that connection is good and beautiful and it makes me happy. If you ever want to write a guest post here, I would love to have you. I know your words would make a lot of people happy....especially me.:) There is no pressure, though, I would only want you to write something if it feels right to you. Just know this is an open invitation for you. Thank you, beautiful girl, for sharing your heart with me.

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  23. Brynne, my dear, magical friend, happy birthday! I hope your day was as special as every day of your life seems to be. You are an inspiration to us all. If everyone were to possess just a fourth of your lovely character, this world would definitely be a happier place. I strive to do little magic things every day. You know I'm a fan of the bizarre, the spontaneous, the coloring outside of the lines. Because being like everyone else is boring. It's not who we are meant to be. So yes, I will dance in the rain, smile at a stranger, compliment a handsome man, and even chase one down a supermarket aiming to commit his scent to memory! Because when I'm old and wise I want to remember these magic moments and think, I truly lived. And I know with great certainty that you'll be able to say the same! I raise my glass to you and toast to your special day! Yay!

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  24. dear, dear Bella....thank yous spill out of my heart for you-- your MAGICAL way of being, your unique perspectives, your authentic, love-of-life filled Self! You are loved in many places across the globe just don't forget to add Mexico to the list!:) Thank you for brightening my days, sweet friend!

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  25. This is a somewhat late present from me to you...
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/im-a-happy-little-kiwi-cause-someone-gave-me-some-lovin/

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  26. thank you, dear, dear Jo. What a lovely gift. A thank you hug comin' your way, my friend!:)

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  27. What a lovely wish - I hope your birthday was filled with magic.

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  28. thank you, Megan! It was..magic. SOoo nice to have you here! Your bright eyes make me smile:)

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