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Sep 17

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The Miracle Challenge – Day #3

Some declarations are still being made and miracles are being posted – what a beautiful thing to watch!

If you’re enjoying the process of looking for miracles in your life, tell your friends – it’s never too late for them to join!

Here are a couple of things that caught my attention in the past day:

TR wrote about how she consciously worked on releasing tension early in the day and it carried through her whole day into a stressful moment about money.  Great work TR!

In a new declaration, Michelle wrote: “I seem to be able to make connections, but don’t feel like I have the “tools” to keep the connections open, which leaves me feeling isolated and lonely. I have been trying to make an effort to open my heart to humanity, in spite of a deep underlying mistrust of people. So everyday I will record the small miracles that result from my openness to others.

What I particularly like about that is Michelle is committed to looking at the small miracles that result from new attention.  That’s what it’s all about – not sudden gigantic steps that leave you feeling like you have whiplash, but small steady steps that lead over time to big movement.

I’m reading every word that’s posted and I’m really thrilled at the focus that everyone is showing.  Don’t forget that you can use the comments section to cheer each other on as well!

So here we are at day #3 – pay attention during your day for the small miracles and head down to the comments section to let us know what you see.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

(PS – If you’re getting Miracles In Your Inbox, you’re getting these postings the following morning.  That’s fine – just click on the message title and keep posting.  It doesn’t matter when or how you post, just that you keep the commitment to yourself!)

About the author

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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  1. Steph

    Loving my cousins today. The one I’m hanging with who’s like my brother and the one getting married today! Flying out was worth the two panic attacks and leaving my family behind.

  2. Leah Carey

    Today I spent the day with some friends who read the Journal. After reading last night’s entry, one of them offered to look at my checkbook with me to find the discrepancies I wrote about last night. What a blessing! :-)

  3. Michael Thompson

    I attended a variety show put on by a local community theatre company and a young actress performed the song “Defying Gravity” from Wicked; what a powerful and inspirational performance; especially in terms of overcoming fear and self doubt! I’d never heard this before but I’ll look forward to seeing the whole musical someday! Check it out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4ekwTd6Ig

  4. Debra

    Forgot to post yesterday but I actually followed through with my plan to listen to a webinar on “defining your brand.” Since part of my difficulty in my job search is believing that I’m skilled and valuable, this discussion about re-training my brain to think in a way that helps me rather than allowing me to just be angry and disappointed was helpful. I think actively putting a brake on my habitual negative thoughts about myself will allow me more room to discover what makes me unique–and therefore necessary.

  5. LMVL

    I feel like it’s hard to say I found a miracle today, but rather I found some awareness of instances I felt insecure. I think the instances of awareness could be baby miracles if I think of them as opportunities to be honest with myself and move through and past the places of thinking I’m not valuable/good/thin/worth enough. I can’t say each time I felt insecure today that I succeeded in slaying the dragon, or putting the feeling to bed for good, but I can say that I identified nervousness and anxiety and worry that all comes from feeling like I may not be “enough” to belong. Maybe these are stepping stone miracles. While they don’t enlighten me as to how or what to do in order to improve the feelings, they do give me a chance to look at the reflection with honesty and truth.

  6. Eileen

    Living on a rural road I frequently have small encounters with wild animals. These always excite me and yesterday was no different. Flocks of wild geese have been using the fields around my house as rest stops on their journey south. I love watching them; they are like real families. There are the geese who watch out for the others, the geese who seem to go with the flow, and the geese who always seem to squabble. Geese, too, mate for life, so their is some real commitment going on, even if its only animal instinct in these creatures.
    A woodchuck makes his home underneath a summer cottage across the road, and has dug some huge holes that lead to his escape tunnels. He had a bunch of brothers and sisters with him earlier this summer, but they’ve all apparently moved on to other places. He likes to sit on the porch and sun himself, but flees into his burrow the minute I walk out into my yard.
    And my last encounter with the wild side of my road took place in the woodshed in the late afternoon, when a pair of beautiful little chipmunks raced from one side of the building to the other to get outside.
    I’m blessed by these reminders that animals live in the moment and react according to their instincts. It’s a reminder to be open myself to new experiences, but always listen to my “gut” or my intuition.

  7. TR

    My husband and I were having a rough financial patch this week and I wanted to double check what exactly was in my account, but my monthly statement was not due to arrive until this upcoming Tuesday. I have online access to check it, but could not remember the information to log out. For three days I was so frustrated because we needed to know about the extra savings in it. When I finally just relaxed about, the location of where I wrote it all down came to me, and it turns out we had more than enough to help us through this weekend. Thank heavens! It just goes to show what being at peace, having faith, and being grateful can do in one’s life.

  8. William

    This afternoon a neighbor stopped by and took a moment to chat about a little bit of business. She was really polite but I perceived her as being a little resentful. While I know that what I’m doing in our business deal is right, I still take her anger personally and feel judged by her resentment. That sense of being judged took me away from my sense of joy and inner beauty for a little while.

    My Miracle Challenge theme is what can connect me and take me away from my inner beauty. I see how perceiving that I’ve been judged takes me away from it as long as I believe it a little bit. I see that I wasn’t feeling compassionate for her because I got caught up in whether or not I was guilty. Then I lost my own sense of beauty.

  9. Dianne

    Just found out how to post…thanks Leah!
    The challenge that I set for myself is to connect with someone every day for each of the 30 days. I often feel lonely yet I am very guilty of not reaching out. I made a list of friends & family. I’m picking one every day & calling someone. Some are harder than others as like many others I have a lack of confidence & often think I won’t know what to say, especially if someone is struggling with life. I want to be a supportive friend, yet sometimes I know that I fail there. I have given myself the permission to just start…it doesn’t have to be the hardest calls first, as long as I’m making a call each day.

  10. Susan M

    Today’s small miracle: cooking a pot of chili. I love to spend Sunday afternoons cooking. Mindfulness comes so easy while cooking. This is one activity that I throw myself into with wild abandon and stay focused on all the way through until the pots and pans are clean.
    My chili pot is a special one. Everything that is cooked in it comes out absolutely delicious. That’s not true for all things I prepare. Only things prepared in this stainless steel pot that has a white ceramic coating with a colorful fruit and veggie motif decorating one side. My mother-in-law bought this pot for me at a local yard sale about 7 years ago. The owner of this pot perished 10 years ago on Flight 93. A few years later her husband cleaned out the kitchen of Thelma’s wares. To commemorate her life and the lives of all we lost on that day, I cook in this pot on or close to 9/11. It is a perfect reminder to slow down, be mindful and cherish each moment. Thelma helps me. That is my small miracle for today.

  11. jar

    My commitment is to open my heart, knowing to accomplish this I must release judgement,ground myself in gratitude and remember, like the flight attenedents say about oxygen, to give to myself first.

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