22-197 Miracles

Today’s Mandala

“Miracles come in moments.
Be ready and willing.”

— Wayne Dyer

“As my mind can conceive of more good,
the barriers and blocks dissolve.
My life becomes full of little miracles
popping up out of the blue.”

— Louise L. Hay

“There are only two ways
to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though
everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

Today’s MotD encourages us to expect miracles…big and small…especially small ones…because they are easier to recognize and lead to noticing bigger ones. Of course the first thing we have to do is broaden our definition of miracle. Most often we think of them as being other worldly and beyond the realm of possibility. We prefer to widen it to mean: (per merriam-webster’s second definition) “an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment”.

Some small-ish examples:

  • the day you go to buy a big ticket item and it just happens to go on sale that day
  • a car missing the hitting of a squirrel who just ran out into the street
  • guessing the daily wordle on the second try (the bigger miracle is getting it on the first try…it could happen!)
  • hitting a hole in one at mini golf (the bigger miracle is at regular golf…others have done it, why not you?)
  • first-time gardeners producing a bumper crop of vegetables
  • making it to an appointment on time when you left late from home
  • getting all green lights in a row
  • finding the last pint of ben and gerry’s ”phish food” at the grocery store on a Friday night
  • an empty seat next to you on a flight (the bigger miracle, getting the whole row)
  • finding a great parking space in an area where they’re usually difficult to find
  • walking into a restaurant without a reservation and finding out they had a last minute cancellation
  • receiving a text from someone you were just thinking about and hadn’t heard from in years
  • a baby taking its first steps

These may seem trivial, light weight, and maybe even silly and yet from this new perspective they become delightful miracles. And with these miracles come gratitude. And the more gratitude we experience from these miracles, the more miracles we notice, which create the opportunity for even bigger, more spectacular miracles to come our way.

Miracles = gratitude==more miracles==more gratitude===bigger miracles===bigger gratitude. Now who wouldn’t want that? Hmmm?

Expect Miracles!


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:

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