You may think that’s an overstatement. Most people think of miracles as things that happened in Biblical times. Because we don’t take the time to look at the world around us. And, i really enjoy seeing, when given a selection we look at life in a negative rather than a positive light.
We all go through challenging times. If we didn’t, there wouldn’t be much specify life. If you use the moment, the greatest lessons emerge from a course in miracles the biggest challenges. My respond to hard times is to always give gratitude for what I have, where the alternative is to complain as to what I don’t have. But in a really difficult stretch, it becomes harder to find things to have gratitude for.
I often end up feeling pleased for these especially hard times. You realize how many things you simply skip over during the times when you have to dig deep to find something to be thankful for. If you sit softly for a moment and just observe the world around you, it doesn’t take long to realize that nearly everything’s a miracle.
I scraped my knee and she wants to know how your body heals itself. It’s a miracle. We rooted tiny little ugly brown seed in an egg cell carton this spring. How do they grow into the beautiful flowers pictured on the seed package? It’s a miracle. Why does the sun’s rays set? Miracle. Why does it snowfall in the spring? Miracle. Why does my 9 month old cry when i leave the room? Another miracle.
With millions of people in the world, how do we fulfill the love in our life? How do we find a friend that knows just what to say at just the right time? How are we able to go on after the death of a parent, or worse yet, a child? How can 14 enable a impaired man to live as if he were sighted? Why does chocolate taste So good?
Well, I could go on, but hopefully you get the purpose. Because most people do not get the purpose. And if you are not “into” self improvement and personal growth, you may never stop long enough to realize the purpose. Life is so full and so challenging and so hectic, that it’s frighteningly easy to miss the fact that miracles are everywhere and in everything.
If someone asked me how my day was, for example, I could respond by telling them that it was a miserably cold and boisterous day, and all my kids were tired from staying up too late, and getting everyone up and dressed to take my daughter to school was a real struggle.
Or I could tell them how much fun we had staying up late the night before roasted marshmallows over the fire, and how my daughter sang a beautiful performance of twinkle, twinkle little star to my baby that morning to keep him from being fussy. And I could laugh about how my 2 year old ran at home in my high heel pumps that morning as i tried to chase him down and get his shoes on him. And I could share how much fun my daughter had at school stomping in the will get puddles and finding the post-rain red worms wriggling on the footpath. I could amazing at the rainbow.