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The moment Charlie pulls that golden ticket from the chocolate bar in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is incredible, isn’t it? We know he’s going to find one, but still that scene strikes deep. Somewhere in all of us is that little kid waiting for our golden ticket. Waiting to be chosen.

“Why did Charlie get a ticket?” I asked my father. Even as a kid I understood the chances of winning the lottery like that were pretty much nonexistent. Something else was going on here, something magical, for Charlie to actually find…

Kendra Patterson

Writer, podcaster, and creativity coach specializing in burnout. Listen at steppingoffnow.com. Blogging at kendrapatterson.com.

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