Fearless Fun Friday: Wishful Thinking

Hello..Welcome to my space…

Today I shall share a bit of magic with you..


For the magic to work, it’s best if you may turn off your mind, open your heart, and let your senses lead you…

Magic happens anywhere, anytime.. Regardless of your mood, the weather, the dollar amount in your pocket…

In my life, magic is a lot like pixie dust..I allow my heart to be fully open…and then viola! a sprinkling of pixie dust on the most ordinary moment–which is then so extraordinary I smile when I think about it.  The smile on my face is the reflection of the pure joy in my heart.  In such a manner, magic is liberally woven throughout my entire day. When I am in the moment, I allow the wonder of it to soak in, and I am so very thankful for all that I experience…

Delight, Wonder, Joy, Love, Beauty

..in many forms..

all throughout my day…

Here is an example of how pixie dust is sprinkled in my life:

I was sitting at the park at my daughter’s soccer practice, basking in the sunshine, happy to enjoy a few moments of quiet, reading my Yoga Journal magazine..when the cutest little puppy jumped right into my lap.  I was engrossed in my reading and basking, so was very unaware that this pup was around..Jumped right into my lap.  I love dogs..the children and I wish for a dog..I lost my dog last Fall and I wish for another…So, when a dog is around, I’m thankful to play and pet and interact…

Here is the cutest pup sitting on my magazine in my lap…curled right up into me,as if we’ve always known each other:

As Magic works..the article I was reading was titled: “Wishful Thinking”…

*That* is how magic works..drops what your heart whispers right into your lap..you prep the space, open your heart, believe it is possible..and BAM, there it is…in such a way that your heart celebrates!

Even more magical than the little pup in my lap was the comment my son made as he walked away from petting this cutie pie dog..I quote (because he asked me to)…from my little wise one:

If I had a cushion every time I wanted to try something, I bet I’d fall a lot just because I can…”

How true is that within my own life? I am a jumper by nature..I enjoy taking risks, enjoy adventure, seek out new and different (which I will share with you on Monday)…ah, but sometimes, sure sometimes I am tentative, usually the fear of getting hurt..and Oh Man!..if I Knew *I’d* have a cushion…I can stream off a huge list of all that I’d try…

Why is that?  Why is there a long list of things I haven’t tried but would if I could be guaranteed a cushion?  I *am* guaranteed a cushion..the cushion of Faith..everything happens for a reason, it’s all interwoven to create my beautiful rich, multi-colored, multi-textured tapestry..My tapestry *is* my cushion..

I’m throwing away my list..because this moment is the one I may create, no list required..Just open my heart and allow the magic to be sprinkled throughout… I shall continue to allow wonder filled, joy filled, magnificently splendid, Fun, creative magic.. pixie dust.. to be abundantly sprinkled in each moment.  I shall celebrate because I have a cushion and I may do anything I choose, because I know I shall Fly

And the magic in this thread continues…I wrote this post in the evening after work.  My friend asked me to come over to play the drums.  Well, as many of you know, I love to play my djembe drum, and I often participate in drum circles, so an offer to play drums is wonderful to me!  However…this particular friend is an extremely talented musician..able to effortlessly make beautiful music with pretty much any instrument..so in this house there are many different kinds of guitars in each room, different drum sets and equipment..a beach house full of great energy with any instrument I’d like to play..and a fabulous set of conga drums just calling my name..

Fear set in..I’m a newbie so no comparison at all..what if I suck, what if someone makes fun of me, what if the neighbors complain, what if I somehow break the drum..

The Universe heard my heart today and knew drum playing was what I ‘needed’, plopped the invitation right into my lap and it was my choice to embrace or resist..Does this happen in your life?  You are given the very thing you want, yet you deflect it instead of receiving it?

My mind came up with whats if’s, so I turned it off; I could hear my heart say yes please, oh yes please..how magical indeed…

So, my son’s quote ran through my mind….and I thought how perfect, surely I can *do* this..I *want* to do this!

I went..I went to this beach house with the talented musicians living in it and the awesome instruments and I put on my favorite music and I jammed my little heart out..it was great fun!  While I was playing, there were some moments I would think about the beat; so again I turned my mind off and played with my senses..feelings of joy, love, peace, my hands trying new and different beats, reviewing comfortable and familiar ones…I stood in the open window with the breeze flowing in and played and played…And one of the guys came home and said he didn’t mean to interrupt my recording..Recording????  Oh *grin* you go Joy, you go!!

For I was in this house alone..and *that* is pure magic to me.  Living on the boat is awesome, but space is a commodity, so to have use of the beach house, drums, space to stretch out, relax and just be..on my own..Amazing!  To have a friend who honors this about me and is gracious enough to fulfill my heart whispers without needing to be present is equally as magical.. 

And more pixie dust: living in this house is the most gentle spirited dog..whom I’ve known for some time…so when I was done playing, she lay in my lap and we enjoyed some cuddle time…Drumming to my heart’s content, a compliment, and cuddle time with a dog..

Magical indeed..

All because my son reminded me of the use of cushions..and the Universe supplied me with adequate pixie dust..

I played the drums!! At the beach house!!  My grin will remain even in my sleep:)

I would *love* if you open your heart and dare to fly with me..

Do you believe in magic?  And if so, please share what is the most magical thing that has happened to you recently?  I *love* to hear magical stories…especially yours!

May abundant joy touch your life in exactly the right places this weekend,

Much peace,


  1. #1 by Evelyn Lim on September 3, 2010 - 5:59 am

    Thank you for sharing your magic with us today. I can even feel pixie dust raining down on me right this minute. As much as you, I love magic, miracles and the listening into the music that resides in my heart.

    Love the energy of your magic!

    Abundance always,

  2. #2 by Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord on September 3, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Joy, this post was so much fun to read, and as you know I’ve been throwing pixie dust over everything in my life these days. Even now, as I’m multitasking, I’m creating magical experiences.

    Since you asked us to share (even though you already know my story!), I will: last week I decided I wanted to have a passionate, fun, adventurous and loving weekend. After all, I’ve been so focused on work lately that I really wanted to take a break and what better way than with romance and passion?!! Well, with no romantic prospects on the horizon, I let the Universe work her magic. I FELT the excitement of having awesome plans, saw myself giddy with delight and saying “thank you!” to the powers that be, and within a few days, voila! I had not just anybody – but someone I used to have a major crush on and who now lives a six-hour plane ride away – excitedly agreeing to visit this weekend.
    Indeed, I ended up giddy with delight (as you know, since you were my first text!), mouthing “thank you” and all that wonderful jazz.

    Eeeeeeeeeee! What we want we can have – all we need to do is ask!

    Happy Friday, my friend!

    PS – I love Kevin’s quote; that kid is so far ahead of his time.

  3. #3 by tobeme on September 3, 2010 - 7:59 pm

    I love that you shared your magical experiences. Magic happens all the time, you simply have to be aware and watch for it. We do get what we expect. I love pixie dust. I made pixie dust one time. I used to keep it in a special container on my desk and when people at work were having a bad day I would go and sprinkle pixie dust on their desk. It is amazing how well it worked and how many people would call me and ask me to bring over some pixie dust. I would jokingly tell them that I had to be careful with it because it was hard to fine pixies to grind up to make the dust. Truth is, the pixie dust was “Therma Flu” over the counter medicine that came in a packet. It worked magic because people expected magic.

  4. #4 by jonathanfigaro on September 4, 2010 - 4:08 am

    I think wishful thinking is a type of delusion. When it comes to life and happiness. Action is all you need. If you wish, your being irrational. But when you take action, your being logical and present that fear cannot hold you back. Much like a piece of glass can hold a freight train! Great F$%#^&@&^@ post..=)

  5. #5 by Tony Single on September 4, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Ah, now you see, I already have my own little pixie. She gives me all the dust I need in the form of her love! Cass is a doll! 😉

    Love the post today, my friend. I’d love to beat on some drums at a beach house too!

    • #6 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on September 4, 2010 - 4:32 pm

      Hi Evelyn,
      Thank you!
      All that you share through your site and online..reflects the magic and wonder you cultivate within your own life..You inspire me in so many ways!

      Hi Megan,
      Abundant pixie dust:)
      You, my friend, are the queen of manifesting..and I love when you say all we need to do is ask..
      I think in my life I need to be much more specific when asking..*grin*…all quite fun indeed..
      Giddy with delight is infectious..may we all feel such..
      And may you enjoy your wonderful weekend:)

      Hi Mark,
      Thank you…I love that you’ve created pixie dust..and that those around you actually request it from you. And if they thought to ingest it while they had the flu, shoot they’d feel much better:)
      Magic is all around, easily accessible..when we are open to it, wonders are right there to be experienced…

      Hi Jonathan,
      In my life, wishful thinking opens the door to possibilities I’d never thought of…and thinking to me is the first step of action…
      You are right to point out action is necessary..anything that could enrich your life is already right there in it..we just need to be open to receiving it..and sometimes asking for it in whatever unique way one uses, is the way to say I’m ready, I’ll accept…

      Hi Tony,
      How precious indeed:) I celebrate the love between you and Cass..always makes my heart smile when you share stories of the two of you.. I see that Love blossoming daily and continuously growing new and beautiful in your lives…When you come to visit (hmm..I like that phrase a lot), you may bang on the beach house drums…:)

      Much peace,

  6. #7 by Talon on September 5, 2010 - 4:34 am

    Your son is very wise! Definitely there’s some magic tucked inside of every day if we are open to seeing it and appreciating and enjoying it.

    I smiled as I read how much fun you had playing the drums. 🙂

    Have a fabulous weekend, Joy!

  7. #8 by Keith on September 5, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Hello Joy!

    I’m with you sister! I bought a Djembe Drum yesterday when I attended WorldFest and it is most awesome! Of course I also bought an Irish Penny Whistle and a cool rattle….:-)

    This post brings to mind the quote “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” I love your answer to this line of thought. “Just Do It!” And what if we do “fail”? So what! I think true failure is not trying in the first place.

    Sounds like you had an awesome time at the beach house Joy!

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