Everyday miracles. How we choose to see the wonders that surround us can make a vital difference to our emotional wellbeing.
How to Recognize and Appreciate the Everyday Small Miracles
We arrived home on a Sunday afternoon. I unlocked the front door while my three children crowded beside me. As I opened the door and walked in, we were met with a shocking sight. Our furniture was gone – the living room furniture, dishes and kitchen supplies, my children’s beds, everything – gone.
The Friday before we had left, I told my husband and stepfather to my children, I wanted a divorce. He had gone on a cruise with another woman while I was out of town for work. My kids and I went away for the weekend to allow him time to mov
e out. Returning to an empty house was completely unexpected.
Monday evening upon returning home, we were greeted with another surprise. While we were gone to school and work, my best friend had rounded up a group of generous, kind, and gracious pals to donate furniture and dishes. We came home to a furnished house and a smiling best friend.
Miracle? Coincidence? Everyday kindness?
I choose to see it as a miracle. It was devastating to walk into an empty home with my kids. I felt violated. Shocked. Horrified. Then, to not only have my best friend rally so many people to our aid, but to do so in one day, was truly a miracle.
How do you see the everyday small miracles that occur in your life?
Things like finding a $20 bill in a jacket pocket a week before payday. Or when the car ahead pays for your coffee that you so desperately need because it’s been a bad day. How about hearing the pure laughter of small child at a time when nothing is going right. Or when your friends come to your aid before you even have time to comprehend the need.
When we take the time to “stop and smell the roses,” appreciate a colorful sunset, recognize the kindness of strangers, we finally see the small everyday miracles God puts in front of us.
I pray you have a moment to ponder the beauty of life, love and friendship, recognizing the power of God’s grace.