We seem to hear more about miracles around Christmas. At least that has been my experience. And there is nothing wrong with that. But lets look at the day to day miracles that come our way. They are everywhere.

Recently I read a writing from a friend who pointed out the things that frequently are missed because we are too busy, too distracted, too preoccupied. Some of these are a beautiful blue sky, birds chirping happily, electricity and that’s a big one. But that’s another story to tell.

It’s easy to take for granted the people in our lives that love us and appreciate us. That is a miracle because so many folks don’t have anyone. When I worked in a retirement center the number of seniors who were alone and no one came to visit any time of year was shocking. This time of year is a good time to make a new friend, reach out if you are by yourself or know of someone who could use a friend.

Back to miracles. Do you appreciate being able to see, walk, hear, eat and other such bodily functions? This is a good time to stop, take stock and be grateful for the things that may seem like little things but are truly miracles. But you say, oh come on. Yep. If you couldn’t see those festive lights, eat those Christmas goodies, hug someone, then maybe these would seem like a miracle.

I love the stories about the big miracles around this time of year. Stop and consider this: are we more aware and expecting them in this season? Probably. There’s nothing wrong with that yet miracles are all around us daily. Life my friend is a miracle. Just ask someone who has a newborn. The more we appreciate the simple, every day miracles, the more they appear. And the bigger miracles will show up at the right time.

Enjoy the beauty of the winter, the snow, the Christmas lights, the carols. Don’t be a Scrooge ha ha ha. Find the good in yourself and others and make it a year round habit.

Next time….. more holiday fun!

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