It is a season for miracles. I wonder if we would find more miracles in our lives if we, first, looked more carefully, and, second, broadened our definition of what a miracle is.
Let me tell you about some miracles in my life:
Last year at this time, our son was in despair. His life was in shambles, and he needed help. Help arrived. Friends and church members showed up in droves to help, with babysitting and meals, shoulders to cry on and hearts to weep with him. This year, he is in a good place. His sons are thriving. He has found a beautiful young woman to share his life with. He has found strenghts he didn't know he had.
Another miracle: a dear friend who has been in the hospital much of the year for chemotherapy treatments is now in remission and came home two weeks before Christmas to share the holidays with his family.
Another miracle: a month ago, in driving home from work, my husband was hit from behind. His car was totalled, but he walked away unharmed.
What are the miracles in your life? I'm sure you have them. Have you taken time to acknowledge them?
"There are only two ways to live your life ... one is as though nothing is a miracle, and the other is as though everything is a miracle."--Albert Einstein
So, for today, I am grateful for miracles.