Mar 11

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The miracle of bad timing

Several weeks ago I realized that I was running dangerously low on contact lenses.  All I needed was one good cry and I’d exhaust my supply (just curious – does anyone else find that crying while you’ve got your soft contacts in hastens their demise?)

At the time of this discovery, I was preparing for my trip to Canada and I figured that if I ordered a batch of new lenses that night, there would be just enough time for me to receive them before I left.  Perfect! I thought.  I got out my credit card, fired up the website I order from and…couldn’t order them because my prescription had expired.  Bugger!

I went to Canada with just the one pair of spare lenses and crossed my fingers that I wouldn’t need them.  Thankfully I didn’t.

Today I had an appointment with my eye doctor.  He’s a great guy and, despite the fact that he shines really bright lights in my eye, I like him a lot.

Here’s the cool part – I had only sort of vaguely realized that I am squinting a bit now.  I never used to.  But, of course, he noticed it right away.  He did the whole “Is A better or B?  A or B?  1 or 2?” routine.  Then he put some letters up on the screen for me to read…and when I did, he said, “That’s astonishing.  Very few people can read those.”  He told me it was 10/20 vision.  Amazing.

He adjusted my prescription and ordered a box of lenses for me to try.  I’m excited!  And to think…if my prescription had been in date six weeks ago, I wouldn’t have gone to see him and I wouldn’t have known that I could see the world so much more clearly.  Thank goodness my timing was so bad six weeks ago so I could have this little miracle (and better vision) today!  🙂

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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