The world is a beautiful place. Some see it as something that needs to be fixed, others want things to stay the same. Yet time always moves and its hard to really stand still. As a journalist you are told to go out and get the scoop, catch the sources and create a good headline and all that can be intimidating at times. But life does offer us a little magic once in a while. That magic can be through luck, coincidences, happy accidents or even reaching for a pretzel and catching one with two others like chopsticks. Magic is all around us and I have found something truly magical."With great power comes great responsibility," -Uncle Ben. And with that said I answer your question on what is magical. The answer is The Stauffer Family. Yes that means Elena, Tom, and Danae. Their bond as a family is truly something magical and it makes the day better. They have made the time spent at the workshop a memorable one. Tom has made some incredible meals that have made our stomachs happier, Danae has brought the lively hood and inner child back into us and Elena, where do i even start. Elena has done so much not only as our host and mentor but as our friend. She makes us feel at home and always has a smile on her face. That right there is magical. When one family can bring a smile to your face after a long day of work and stress it really shows you that magic is not only written about but can be experienced. Now I look at them as a family who, when i need a smile or even just have a question or want to have fun, will provide what i need to make it through the day. I thank each and every one of them who have made this workshop the magical event it really is.
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