Do you believe in miracles? Often, many of us go through life imagining miracles to be huge, dramatic, made-for-Hollywood moments. Yet, a miracle can be as simple as a shiny penny that catches our eye as we ponder where our next paycheck or assignment will come from. The word Miracle comes from the Latin miraculum, meaning ”object of wonder” and they happen every day. Today, I experienced a wonderful miracle that reconfirmed my belief in the goodness that is in humanity; even as we read about daily atrocities committed in countries around the world. What I have come to believe is that if we start our day with a spirit of positive expectancy, we open the door to attract good into our lives… and it could be in the smallest way.
I took a walk this afternoon on the aqueduct. It was bright and sunny when I left home, and I was glad that there was a nice breeze and calmness in the air. I put my headphones on, turned on the radio to my favorite station – wnyc/npr - and headed for the shade of the aqueduct. I was striding along enjoying the views before me; birds poking around for worms, squirrels scuttling here and there gathering nuts, and new blooming flowers popping up in all sorts of places. The news summary came on just before the next scheduled show and the prediction was for heavy thunderstorm warnings in NJ. I smiled, thankful that since I live in NY, I had nothing to worry about; at least not till much later in the day. It was a sunny day after all… 30 minutes into my walk, all that changed and I was caught in a sudden, nasty deluge with not a shade in sight. More below!