“A” is for Abracadabra

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter A

I am excited to be returning to the Blogging from A to Z challenge, celebrating its 10th Anniversary. My first foray into this challenge was in 2014. Many of my posts through this journey may include a video of a song associated with the words. I am a little late to the party because this week I have been dealing with a lot of chronic lumbar spine and dual hip pain issues. Which in turn is causing a bit of depression which of course both of these things are triggers for my alcoholism – or as my chemical dependency counselor would say – a reason to drink. The good news is that I have not drank and I am just about to 90 days.

Abracadabra, what a greatย  word. We think that if say abracadabra and wave a wand of some sort, then whatever we are wanting will magically appear. Especially when we are dealing with any type of illness, pain, mental health issues or addiction to alcohol or drugs. We hope everything will disappear if we wave that wand. Well that does not happen, often we have to work for the magic to happen and sometimes the magic cannot even happen.

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But the important thing to remember is that if we are willing to do the work and follow our physician’s orders then perhaps the abracadabra will happen.ย  One of my favorite songs associated with the word abracadabra is the Steve Miller Band song of the same word “Abracadabra” from 1982. I have included for your enjoyment.


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A to Z 2019

3 thoughts on ““A” is for Abracadabra”

  1. Hi, I’m sorry that you are going through so much pain right now. I too wish we could wave a magic wand and all will be well but I am thinking optimistically that there is a greater purpose for it so yay! I know first hand that it doesn’t feel like that as I also have degenerative disk disease and arthritis. I love your post and that song? So good ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jackie’s Bookbytes Letter E

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  2. Glad you managed to jump into the A to Z fray even if a little late. Welcome back!

    Yeah, that magic wand would be nice to have to make problems disappear.

    I remember the first time I heard the Steve Miller song. It caught my attention because I was working on a touring magic show at the time so anything “magic” would interest me. That particular night we were driving late from Lethbridge Alberta (Canada) to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The song came on the radio as flashes of lightening began appearing on the eastern horizon towards which I was driving. The whole experience seem especially magical and I think of that every time I hear that song.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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