A few days ago, I went on a home visit to see a child staying with her grandparents while her parents get their act together.  I spent a bit of time chatting with the grandparents and grandpa found out I was from Indianapolis.  HIs eyes got big.

“How close did you live to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?” “Did you ever go?”

At several points in my life, I lived less than 10 minutes away from IMS.  When I lived in my first grownup apartment, my route to work took me right by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway every day.  I’ve been to the track for community events, the mini Marathon and even a few races.  To me, going to the track was just something everyone did.

But to this man, living in coastal Georgia, just the idea of going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was pure magic.  He even called it a magical place.

It made me think.  How much of our ordinary lives do we take for granted?  What do each of us do regularly that someone else thinks is magical?

I’m sure that my daily trips across the bridges to go to work and take the kids to school — mundane and ordinary errands — are flat out magical to the tourists that visit our area.  And I know that other people lives fantastical lives in my opinion (at least from what I see on Facebook).

So today, let’s recognize and appreciate the magic in our own lives.


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