Today, I made a wish...at 11:11 .... on 11-11-11...cheesy I know...but in someway...inspiring. This day only comes around once in a lifetime, if ever, and I just have to say it has been one of the best days of my life.
Today marks the end and beginning of so many wonderful things...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released on DVD today. An amazing, yet sad moment occurred for me when I realized something. I have literally grown up with Harry Potter. The very first book was published on July 30th, 1997...just 4 months and 15 days after I was born. It really has been my whole life. And to have it all end 14 years later is almost surreal. I went to the midnight premiere of the last movie with 3 friends, and I know that night is one of the experiences I will be telling my kids about when I'm "all grown up." I can tell them about how I got 3 hours of sleep and drove all the way to Logan the next morning, and how I was only able to stay awake because the adrenaline from the night before was still coursing through my veins...haha. But really, I honestly cannot express the amazing lessons I have learned...from a book and saga...about an ordinary boy, who had nothing, and became a man who had all he needed. I don't know what it's going to be like...not having another Harry Potter book to read...or not having another midnight premiere to look forwards too. But I do know that I am grateful that I had this story placed in my life. And whether they like it or not, my kids are gonna read these books...and they are gonna learn something from them!
ANYWAYS...back to 11-11-11
11:11 a.m. 11-11-11 happened today during lunch at school. Me, Alex T., Emma C., and Anna E. all held hands (like us crazy jr.high girls do!) and each made a wish. In the moment, we all felt kinda silly to be holding hands and closing our eyes as tight as we could in the middle of the lunch room. But looking back on it, it really wasn't that silly...This day was never going to come around again...and so we made the best of it! What I wished for...I will not say. But I will say this...Even though it may seem silly...there is something about making a fool out of your self (mind you we weren't the only ones being weird....you should have seen it.) because of a date and time...that is almost magical...You feel like nothing could ruin that moment. And that no matter what happened, you were going to look back on that moment and be glad you did it. I'm glad I took time to notice, even though it was small, the amazing effect that time has on us as humans. We make a huge deal out of a bunch of # 1's in a row...Yet that is what makes us human right?
This day has been one of the best in my life...I can truly say I am happy with my life and where I am heading. I can truly say that my friends are people that make me a better person....and make laugh till I cry in the process... I can truly say that my family is not perfect, but that's what makes living with them so hilarious! AND I can truly say that 11-11-11 has made me realize that, 1) Being human is not just being on top of the food chain, It's about noticing the small, special things that make us who we are. 2) Magic is out there...waiting to be discovered...even if you only feel a glimpse of it for 60 seconds on a certain day. And 3) Its about time I put a Dumbledore quote on my bathroom mirror like, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore....or something cheesy yet so true like that :)