Borrowing a little childhood magic to reboot a bad day

Childhood Magic

You don’t have to be Alexander to have a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Sometimes, you just have to get out of bed, and that’s enough.

 

So when you’re having one of those days, what to do?

Long before the end of the movie, I was feeling like anything was possible again.

Yesterday was one of those days for me.

I’ve found that one of the most powerful reset buttons is the willing suspension of disbelief that comes wrapped up in a children’s tale on the silver screen.

As I was flipping through Netflix, I stumbled across a movie called “Nanny McPhee“. While I saw the trailer when the movie first came out back in 2005, and it seemed enchanting, I wrote it off as something that would only appeal to kids.

And yet last night, for just a moment, I said “the hell with it” and “what can it hurt?”

… and I’m so glad I did.

Long before the end of the movie, I was feeling like anything was possible again.

 

 

Living vicariously through magical tales is like plugging into rocket fuel for the soul.

Living vicariously through magical tales is like plugging into rocket fuel for the soul.

From a physiological point of view, it really is good medicine, as it floods our system with endorphins, our body’s natural “happy drug”. They’re a form of morphine, the body’s natural painkiller, and even an opioid, giving us a natural high.

From an emotional point of view, it’s just a great way to borrow a healthy dose of optimism when our own “hope meter” is low.

Those kids sure are onto something, huh?

 

What’s YOUR favourite childhood guilty pleasure flick?

What’s YOUR favourite vicarious escape when you’re having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day of your own?

What favourite childhood flick do you choose when you just want to turn off the lights and curl up with some magic?

C’mon over and put your elbows on the Kitchen Table, and tell us about it!

Go ahead and tuck a comment in below to share your favourite(s).

 

Sue

 

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