My husband and I were recently gifted a 3 night stay at a glorious hotel in Port Aransas (on the Texas Coast) for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were so excited when a friend called and gave us the news! Actually, my husband would not tell me where we were going, just to pack and get ready for our get-a-way. :)
As we arrived, I was beyond delighted to find that we were in a lovely hotel overlooking a magical pool that changed colors to the most vibrant shades of pink, blue and purple! I couldn't wait to get in the next day!
Luckily, it was slow season and there were few people at the pool. It was a bright, sunny day and the temperature was perfect! About an hour after I arrived, a family of four came to enjoy the pool. I didn't think anything of it at first, but when they started interacting with each other, I was mesmerized!! They were having the time of their lives!
I felt like I was watching a magical play! They were laughing and pretending like they were in a place called "Sparkletania." The kids were squealing with joy!! It was a pure delight to watch.
The husband began talking to his daughter and telling her that she was the "Queen of Sparkletania." And the son was obviously the "King of Sparkletania!" They had these play wands and were splashing around talking about how fun it was to live in this magical place!
About an hour into it, I couldn't stand it anymore. I asked if I could join them! Since my husband often jokingly refers to me as "sparkles," I felt like I should fit right in! They said "of course!" I then had the pleasure of being part of their made up magical world for a brief moment in time.
Afterward, I kept thinking that this place they called "Sparkletania" seemed more real to me than actual reality. After all, aren't our lives supposed to be fun & magical...filled with sparkly, bright, shiny things that delight our souls? Have we been "missing the mark" by making things so serious?? I felt supremely lucky that this reality did seem so real and true for me!
I encourage each of you to find your own "Sparkletania!!" That place where you feel more exuberance and joy than you ever thought possible!! A place where your heart is filled with so much delight you can hardly stand it! And you keep saying to yourself, "How does it get any better than this?"
Your inner child is calling to you to get out and play! Are you listening?
May you each have a Magical, Mystical & Beyond kind of day!!
PS-"How does it get any better than this?" is one of my favorite Access Conscious questions! www.accessconsciousness.com