"The Every Day Miracle"
I used to think miracles were something that only happened in dire circumstances for certain people. The only time I’d ever seen a miracle was within a page of the bible or in a dramatic lifetime movie scene. As silly as that may sound, I’m probably not the only one who felt that way or perhaps may still feel that way. Miracles are often seen as some mystical event that appears after we’ve prayed, wished and hoped long enough. The beautiful thing I’ve discovered about life is the fact that miracles happen far often than we might have ever thought. In fact, I believe miracles happen every day. These miracles aren’t reserved for a select group of people or situations, they’re reserved for you to experience every single day. Many times these miracles are overlooked because they may appear in unlikely ways.
“An Unlikely Gift”
It’s hard to look for something you may not even know is present. Some of our greatest blessings are right under our nose. All around us wonderful things are happening even during some of our darkest moments. The sun rises each day regardless of how dark the clouds may be. Stormy days and difficult times don't ever prevent the sun from rising each day. The same thing can be said of miracles. Have you ever had a rough day interrupted by the smile of an innocent baby? Have you ever got up on the wrong side of the bed just to have your mood turned around by a kind word from a complete stranger? These are all examples of the type of miracles that can appear in our lives on a daily basis. Most people look for the big magnificent miracles of life while overlooking treasures hidden in plain sight. The good Lord so graciously reminds us every day that we ourselves are miracles. The air within your lungs is a reminder that everything will be alright.
"A Brand New Perspective"
We find meaning in the things we understand. Value is expressed when context and clarity are present. Once you begin to notice all of the miracles that surround you each day, you'll begin to find peace like never before. Gratitude removes the cloth from our eyes. With the cloth removed you will see gifts each day that you would have overlooked in the past. You'll begin to notice that you have everything you need to continue this journey of life no matter what comes your way. There are subtle reminders all around you, all you have to do is pay attention.
"The Take Away"
Beginning each day with gratitude opens up your eyes to see the miracles that lay before you each day. A baby's smile and a kind word from a stranger are just a few examples of some of the miracles we experience every day. Remember the air that you breathe right now is a reminder that everything is going to be alright. Today, take a look around you. Pay attention to what happens. Did someone offer to buy you lunch? Did you find a few dollars in your pocket? Was there an open parking space close to where you were headed? Maybe you'll find out you got the job today. Or perhaps a loved one is coming home from the hospital. Something good happens each day. Just by opening your very eyes in the morning, there are miracles waiting to happen for you and around you. After all, you, yourself are one.