Three Miracle Day

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My body is stiff and scarily weak of late.

This awareness is the threshold into a downward spiral

I know too well.

But it bores me…

The downward motion.

So… yesterday I practiced RADICAL SURGERY

On my weary mind.

I am retraining myself toward pleasure.

Living with the weight of chronic illness is not for the faint of heart, surely.

But my poor heart needs some smelling salts.


I began the day by watching for three miracles to happen.

This can’t be a WISH.

It has to be a KNOWN in order for the thing to work.

Carrying this awareness through the day was just the fuel I needed to realign with what I call GOD.

1. My first miracle was 1/2 hour in the very wee hours of the morning being with my dog, Olivia.

She knows when I give her only a portion of my attention.

Or I am stroking her just for my own pleasure and solace and not hers.

The level of love was pure between us and exceedingly mutually beneficial.

It was big love.

And it was there because I took away MY NEEDS from the equation

And approached our time together from the awareness of the pure gift of the thing.

That piece of time turned timeless.

And qualified as a miracle, to me.

2. I received my first check in the mail for a public speaking engagement.

3. I lost the key to my storage unit and called the place to find that I had ‘miraculously’ left a spare key with them and thus avoided the expense of a locksmith.
You may be thinking these are very small things to have register as miracles..

They fit my criteria

And that’s all that matters here, really.

The fourth miracle was that I set my intention to have three..

And because I expected their presence

There they were.

It sounds painfully ‘airy fairy.’

Except there was absolutely no pain what-so-ever.

And that right there was the fifth miracle.


3 Responses to “Three Miracle Day”

  1. karen on January 18th, 2011

    Didn’t someone famous once say “there are no small miracles …” ?

    Sharing love with a great little dog is one of the biggest miracles I know of. Finding a forgotten set of keys ranks up there too, and who doesn’t like a cheque in the mail?

    Yes darling, those are genuine miracles you listed there, or I’m not a dyed-in-the-wool atheist 😉

    The peanut gallery recommends you celebrate.

  2. karen on January 18th, 2011

    … and I hope the rest of the day finds you feeling light as air.

  3. Laura Hegfield on January 18th, 2011

    I only look for small miracles…they are much easier to spot and quite abundant in my experience!

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