There’s something unexplainably special about this time of year, it brings people closer together. No matter what differences stand between us, we find ourselves connecting over love, thankfulness, kindness, and a general compassion to spread kindness.
With so many reasons to be grateful right now, we’re taking a moment to celebrate in a realm that has given us so much.
When J.K Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books, she probably had no idea that she was creating a staple to pop culture. It goes without saying that her books and films have been a gift to fans across the world.
An important thing about being part of a fandom is the companionship you get. That, and the memories you make.
We’ve laughed and cried together, stayed up all hours of the night binge watching movies and rereading passages from our favorite books. People around the world have bonded over wizards and magical creatures and all that they brought with them.
Here are 6 reasons we’re thankful for J.K Rowling and Harry Potter.
One of the main takeaways from the Harry Potter realm is hope. You find it in the expected, and even the most unexpected, places. There is hope in the quotes of our favorite characters, hope in the hearts of the wizards we love. There is hope to be found in the tales of tragedy and turmoil, and how those in Hogwarts find ways to strengthen through them.
There’s also hope to be found within ourselves as we realize that no magic or circumstance is powerful enough to keep a good heart broken.
The Harry Potter fandom is like a worldwide extended family and a really awesome one at that. This fandom has inspired people around the world to believe in themselves, to believe in the goodness of others, and to embrace who they truly are.
There are fans who credit J.K Rowling for their own strength and compassion, for being brave enough to be who they are and to love who they are.
There are conventions and festivals and trips with online friends that allow once strangers to make memories – all because of a similar love of books, films, and the magical characters within them.
Let’s be honest, a major reason we love Harry Potter is the magic. Of course, we wish we had wands and spells and cloaks, but since we don’t, we can live through the stories.
A cloak of invisibility…how awesome would that be? A wand matched to a personality that allowed us to perform magic…incredible! There’s so much magic in the Harry Potter realm, you never tire of it.
Another wave of magic comes from that realm itself, where people across the world come together to share in excitement and wonder. There’s nothing more magical than that.
This one ties in with hope, and maybe even with magic, but it’s important on its own, too. The Harry Potter stories have tales of inspiration stitched into all of them. You find yourself feeling inspired by the characters and the journeys they go on.
You find inspiration in Dumbledore and Harry, Hermione and Ron. You find inspiration in Luna and Hagrid and Fred and Molly.
When they’re down and they find a way to work through it, or when they’re seemingly on top of the world and they want to share that with others. Some of the most inspirational characters in pop culture are from the Harry Potter realm – and some of the most inspirational quotes.
We’ve got a few of our favorites here to share with you.
But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
This counts for the friendships we’ve made thanks to Harry Potter, and to the friendships we’ve both seen on screen and read about.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione were like the three best friends that we all saw ourselves as. We all had a few friends as we made it through school that all but saved our lives.
There were friendships that changed us, friendships that made us stronger, friendships that taught us lessons, and friendships that stuck with us forever.
All of those relationships were shown between the characters on screen too. Often, giving us those same bonds in our day to day lives as well.
Okay, our name is fanfiction recommendations, so we couldn’t leave this one out. We’re extremely grateful for the Harry Potter realm because of the fanfiction created.
J.K Rowling couldn’t keep writing the Harry Potter books forever, so fanfiction writers picked up and let us see our favorite characters in new experiences.
We see new relationships, both friendship and romantic. We see new adventures, both within a magical realm and outside of it. We see a future that is designed by the fans, new roads paved by people who first loved Harry Potter as much as the rest of us.
It’s truly incredible to get to read these new stories and gain new perspectives.
From hope to fanfiction, it’s easy to see that Harry Potter has given us so much. It’s hard to narrow it down to just six things, but if you had to choose, what are you most thankful for from the Harry Potter realm?
Let us know.
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