As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.
Finding the miracles has been harder for me lately. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.
Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.
YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you here.
I get to meet a lot of amazing people. So do you. Isn’t that fabulous?
One of the amazing people I got to meet this week was Louise. I met her at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, when I was visiting Mom. She was with the group of angels who provided lunch for the visitors and staff. “Lunch” was a Thanksgiving feast, complete with dressing and cranberry sauce. When I asked her why she joined in this effort, she nonchalantly replied “We humans see what we look for. We look for love.”
YES, there are some pretty creepy things going on in The World AND love is a pretty powerful force.
How has love spotted you lately?