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Magic is All Around Us

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”
― J.K. Rowling

For all of the people who might have been living under a rock, J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. And for the most part, the fans of Harry Potter love everything she is and everything she stands for.

Before she wrote Harry Potter, she had basically nothing, and a lot of people turned down the idea when she pitched it to publishers. Now, she’s very well off, and she donates a lot of what she earns.

I think she’s a wonderful woman and I think that this quote sums up something that everyone needs to know. Harry Potter is based in the Wizarding World, but the story is about more than magic. It is about bravery and courage and integrity and friendship and I believe that those things are where the real magic lies. We all have the opportunity to make changes in our everyday lives and slowly we can watch it change the world around us.

She didn’t do what anyone might consider spectacular, but she has created an empire founded on good values. She grew and taught a generation of people about all kinds of real life things, without us even knowing. She taught us to love to read. She taught us to stand up for what we believe in. She taught us to stand up for our friends, and maybe tell them they’re wrong if they are. She taught us it’s okay to fight with our friends, but if we’re wrong, we’re going to have to apologize. She taught us the value of hard work. And she taught us that the bad guys don’t always win, contrary to what the media might have you believe.

And that’s where the magic is. People change people. And there are people all around us.

Magic is all around us.

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