Little Miracles

In spite of all the strum and drang of these days, there are little miracles everywhere; sort of like finding a quarter on the ground. When I lived in Texas, I actually found a $20 bill on the ground! Of course finding free money is nice, but there are other kinds of little miracles as well.

Here’s one that happened last night: I had googled up how to make your own eye cream (as most eye creams can be pretty pricey). I found all the ingredients except for primrose oil, which I ordered on Amazon. As I was washing my face last night, I reached for the wash cloth and behold and lo—there was a brand new tube of eye cream underneath it!

The funny thing is that there are little miracles everywhere; you just have to keep your eyes open. I have found that I usually find a little miracle when times are especially tough. These days when we are sheltering in place, worrying about what will happen next, a little miracle can change worry to gratitude.

I have an enormous hat box filled with pictures; this is one of my stay-at-home projects to organize. Funny how it is when you are looking for something, you find something else that you realize you had wanted to find. For once I have the time to do things I’ve been saving for a “rainy day.” So in a strange sort of way, this imposed stay at home time is a blessing and a challenge.

These days I find myself humming or singing the song from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Even though things are scary right now, there always is a bright side somewhere. Mine is being at home with the Crankee Yankee and the cats, phone calls from our loved ones in Maine, emails from friends, and actually getting caught up on things we kept putting aside for a rainy day.

Keep your eyes open for those little miracles.


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