A few weeks ago I asked my fans on Instagram to submit their most magical and compelling photos encapsulating one of Merlin’s 7 magical words: Gratitude, Knowledge, Courage, Hope, Belief, Wonder, Generosity… or Merlin’s final magical word: Love. The winners have been drawn and notified, but I wanted to highlight a few more of my favorite entries from the sweepstakes!
[one-half last]Amy writes that this picture is “one of my favorite photos of my son. This was after he had the courage to go down the slide all by himself.” What a great image of courage![/one-half]
[one-half last]Katy writes, “Butterflies always inspire the #wisdomofmerlin in me. Through the art of changing and the simple fact that caterpillars don’t fear their life is over, they #hope that there is more to it. Working at a nature center and studying the stars, I have taken on the butterfly as my guide.“[/one-half]
[one-half last]This lovely image of Love, Hope, and Belief was submitted by Becky, who writes, “My 3 little angels. My past, my future, my present…“[/one-half]
[one-half last]Nature and wilderness contains many inspirations, and Alexandra has certainly found one of hers in this photo of a grazing deer: “Thinking about the wonder of Merlin.” [/one-half]
[one-half last]It’s no secret that I love forests, and this image from Yi-Ching of a forest path is so evocative, I can almost smell the scent of the cool greenery and feel the soft path below my feet. Certainly a photo worth of Merlin![/one-half]
[one-half last]Sai‘s image of Wonder includes a fantastic quote from Socrates — one of my favorites, and one which I truly believe: “Wisdom begins in wonder.” So true, and a marvelous accompaniment to this magical image.[/one-half]
Thank you everyone who participated in my magical photo sweepstakes by submitting a picture. I enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful, meaningful pictures representing the Wisdom of Merlin that were submitted. If you would like to see the photo entries, I invite you to visit Instagram to see them all!