Please Don’t Miss The Magic Of Your Everyday Life

A poem for hurried souls

Megan Minutillo
1 min readJun 10, 2022


Photo by Defne Kucukmustafa on Unsplash

It’s easy to spend your time
wishing for the sparkly bits that life has to offer:
the grand gestures
and the milestone moments
and the monumental things that we hold dear —
but I hope that in the wishing,
you don’t miss
the magic of your everyday life.

Magic like a barbeque on a Friday evening
when the sun is shining
and the bugs are in hiding
and the burgers and beers fill your belly
alongside the laughter
that fills your heart.

Magic like the way the little ones in your life
discover the world around them,
each sight and
each sound and
each touch
a new world of possibility.

Magic like the way that particular song
makes your insides calm,
and happy,
and whole —
as if the notes themselves
were giving you the biggest hug.

Celebrate those milestone moments,
and the sparkly bits,
and the times when it seems like
your wildest dreams have come true —
but don’t forget to pay attention to
the magic of your everyday life,



Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.