“Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe…….Miracles honor you because you are lovable……Miracles restore the mind to its fullness…..Miracles are expressions of love……Miracles are examples of right thinking, aligning your perceptions with truth……”
A Course on Miracles
Last summer in the midst of incredible heat I witnessed a man giving another man a bottle of water. The second man was stretched out on the side walk by a busy Queen Street intersection, the heat was relentless and people were walking by. There is very little doubt but what he was dehydrated. The simple act of kindly offering water was a tiny little mini miracle as I see it. An expression of love, an example of right thinking, an action of honoring our common human-selves.
There but for the grace of God go I, again something my mother would say.
Tiny little steps that grow into more than one plus one equals 2. My day went exceptionally well a couple of days ago: easy parking found, what I was shopping for was quickly located, people at the post office kindly helped me create my package for mailing, a stranger held the heavy library door for me…..easy simple quiet little miracles. And they were miracles because that is what it felt like to me. Life felt smooth as silk, easy as pie, loving as a mother rocking her baby.
Many times I experience miracles, small and large, in my office when parents, partners, siblings, children, ask for love and receive it, or speak of love and facilitate healing. It is a miracle every time the sun comes up, every time it rains and quenches the thirst of the earth, every song a bird sings, and every laugh you hear from a child.
There are huge miracles as well. Ones that we don’t hear about very often. Miracles of healing, or the miracle of many families going together to help care for an immigrant family, miracles of families long separated finding each other. One of my own major miracles was being the only person in the middle of the night at the Denver airport and a lovely cleaning woman bringing me a blanket and a pillow and obviously hanging around until the cleaning man who appeared to be staying way past any need for him to be there, finally decided to leave.
There is always the miracle of the applesauce woman as well. A story I have told before: It was the day after receiving the diagnosis that Clo, my life partner of 23 years had stage 4 cancer and was given 6 weeks to live. I was walking Aimee, the cutest dog on the planet, lost in thought and grief, and saw a woman crossing the street with a plastic dish in her hand. I had no idea who she was but I saw her come out of her home. She walked up to me and said,” It is still warm. I just made it. Would you like this bowl of applesauce?” I had never seen her before. I never saw her again. The applesauce warmed my heart and gave me hope. I wept. Clo lived for 2 years.
List some of your miracles, minor or major. Look for and listen for miracles throughout the world. In our time of distress, it is imperative we see the good, remember the kindness, hold onto love. Talk with others about surprise moments of unexpected sunlight. Share a bouquet of flowers with someone, anyone, a stranger, a lover, a child, a person who lives on the the street.
- I am grateful I found the Course in Miracles this morning
- I am grateful to be filling my heart and mind with all the marvelous surprises in my life.
- I am grateful I have often times had angelic intervention and have noticed it!
- I am grateful Aimee is getting groomed today and will no longer look shabby but instead will again be her amazingly beautiful self
- I am grateful for my life
- I am grateful I have found some energy and interest in cleaning out my office in preparation for a autumn move from Toronto to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Blessing, create a miracle, hugs, Nancy