Instead of a Gratitude Journal, Try a ‘Magical Moments’ Journal

Gratitude is great, but recording magical moments makes us pay attention to our lives

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Life is still full of magical moments, if we will just pay attention.

This past weekend, I was at a public garden where a musician was performing. I was strolling through the garden past him when he started strumming the opening notes of “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison. I immediately recognized it and stood still in front of him. When he started singing, I sang with him — every word. As I swayed to the music, closing my eyes and singing from my heart, something shifted within me. Like a puzzle piece clicking into place, I felt like I was right where I was supposed to be. It was a magical moment.

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