The declarations are still being made and the Miracle Challenge is shifting into high gear already! I’m absolutely blown away by what I’ve seen so far from everyone! If you’re here for the first time, post your declaration here and then join us each day to share the miracles you see.
I want to congratulate you for showing up with a willingness to participate – not just in the Challenge, but in your own life. I am completely inspired by the things you’ve posted.
Here are a couple of things that particularly caught my attention…
LMVL wrote: “when it came down to thinking about what I’d look for each day… the reality is; the root of my responsibility is my self worth. I struggle with feeling good or worthy enough and my falling down about that shows up in my marriage, my eating and mostly my negative self talk. It’s not about figuring out what magic combinations of buttons to push to improve my romantic relationship with my husband, it’s learning to be enough for myself and letting go of my need for outside reassurances.”
WOW! LMVL, identifying the root rather than the symptoms is a huge victory. Congratulations and I hope that you’ll find the support here and the love within yourself to move your own internal mountains.
Lanie Sue, who will be working with symptoms similar to ADD and specifically with keeping a neater home, shared her first miracle with us: “My miracle yesterday sounds like such a trivial little thing, but it is a big one for me. After coming home from the senior center, I got out of my jeans in preparation for taking a nap. I put the jeans on top of the pile of other clothes that I had put on top of the hamper (filled with old stuff that isn’t worth the cost of laundering). I put on some pj bottoms and started to lie down when I sat back up, looked at those jeans I’d only worn for a couple of hours, picked them up,took them out to the closet in the hallway and hung them up. It certainly didn’t make a dent in the mess in the room, but it was a hallmark for me and my self esteem. My first little miracle of the challenge.”
That is the kind of first step that many of us overlook and dismiss because we think it’s too trivial. Lanie Sue, I celebrate with you!! It’s NOT trivial – acknowledging and celebrating those first little steps allows us to grow into more and more steps that eventually turn into BIG shifts. Fantastic!
Finally Karen McCrocklin, as usual, gave me a big laugh with this post: “I’ll be focusing on patience. Unless I get bored with that. No, wait…. :-)” She then followed it up with a heartfelt post about practicing patience.
One more thing for everyone – I encourage you to look at this as your place for support, sharing, and growth. I encourage you to NOT compare yourself to anyone else’s journey. Everyone starts at their own starting place and everyone moves at their own perfect pace. Take your journey and don’t worry how it looks in comparison to anyone else’s. And let’s celebrate with each other!!!!
Well done…on to day #2!!