I often talk about my daughter here on the forum, but that is only because that is where my knowledge comes from --- the experiences we share as a family as we venture along the path of magic.
I have shared some of her success stories, but I wanted to write about those "mishap" moments too. Whether you are a professional, amateur, adult or a teen, there will be moments in your life that things just will not work out the way you want them to. That is a life lesson, not just a magic one. It is the way you perform under pressure that will either get you through the situation or make you fall flat. Negativity begets negativity.
Always focus your attention on your blessings, and your positive attitude will see you through.
I truly hope you all don't mind my constant stories. We have just been truly blessed with so many wonderful people helping us all out whether they are members of our own local assembly who are incredibly supportive of our daughter, or perfect strangers we have become friends with over the internet. The magic community is filled with wonderful people with valuable lessons and stories. Their experiences can help you with your own. I am a firm believer in listening to "the voices of experience" and will happily sit by as I listen to all the knowledge someone is willing to pass our way.
I'm sure that sometimes my posts become tiresome, especially for young ears (or should I say eyes?
), however the intent is always just to try and help as we have been helped. I would like nothing more to see the youth of this forum prosper in their magic. It doesn't mean I have any of the right answers, far from it, but I will always try my best to offer encouragement, a positive outlook, and the best suggestions from my own perspective of things.
Paddy, you were one of my very first internet "friends" I made in the magic community and I would just like to thank you for all the encouragement you have shown us over the last couple of years. I have enjoyed our magic talks and just "take life as it comes at you" talks. So, for that I thank you.