A Secret Land Where Smiles Are Born
There is a secret land where smiles are born. Some call it childhood. Others call it living in the present and future, and not being fixated on the trials of yesterday.
Call it what you will, it's easy to rob someone of their ability to smile. Just toss some problems, losses, betrayals, and fears their way, and the door to that beautiful land can be temporarily or even permanently locked shut.
There are far too many people, in the news business and in politics, who are determined that no one should ever live long in the land of smiles. These people can't wait to assault you with fears and worries that they're eager for you to embrace. It's possible to get an entire population so worked up and anxious that it can be a gorgeous day outside and no one will even notice.
And yet, even when the door is locked to the secret land where smiles are born, that land is always there. It's just a breath away.
It's easy to rob people of their smiles, but so hard to bring them back once their happiness has been torn away. Bringing people back to smiling and play is the second kind of magic.
Who possesses the key to lead huge groups of people right back to the land where smiles are born? It's you. You've got the key to the door. And that makes you a magician.
But a magician who doesn't practice his or her magic isn't much of a magician. There are those who've been away from that secret land far too long. Won't you open the door and help them smile?