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Jan 21

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New discoveries

Hello Miracle Watchers!

I’m still going to bed early and resting as much as possible, so please forgive me that my posts haven’t been as regular as usual.  I keep hoping that in a day or two I’ll be completely back to normal – bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! – but this bug is nasty!!! Everyone I know who’s had it has said the same thing. When we talk to each other, it’s like discussing battle: “I’m on day 18, where are you at?”

However, while I’ve been resting, I’ve also discovered a couple of gems that I wanted to share with you.

First is an exercise that I found … somewhere.  Unfortunately, I no longer have any recollection of where, so I can’t give proper credit.  But it’s really easy and FUN!

Each day, write three things that you love about yourself.  Then take your list to a mirror and read it back to yourself – preferably while looking into your own eyes.  It feels really funny at first, but after six days, I’m totally addicted.  In fact, the original thing I read suggested doing it for seven days, but I don’t want to stop, so I’m going to do it for at least 21.  :-)

Here are some of the things I’ve come up with in the last six days:

  • I love that I am kind and generous.
  • I love that I’m a really great coach.
  • I love that I am passionate and enthusiastic.
  • I love that I always want to learn and grow and become a better me.
  • I love that I am passionate about helping other people grow and become their best selves.
  • I love that I created The Miracle Journal!!!!!!!  :-)

Second is my newest literary passion – The 39 Clues.  My first few days of being sick, I couldn’t read or watch television.  Luckily, my local library has an online program where I can download audio books to an MP3 player from home.

the39cluesRecently I heard some guys at the office who have kids between 8 and 13 talking about this series.  Being the nosy reader that I am, I immediately looked up The 39 Clues and thought it sounded fun.  When I got sick, I discovered that it was one of the things available through the online lending library.  EUREKA!!!

I’ve been plowing through the books – both audio and print versions – and I’m totally hooked.  They’re technically kids’ books, but they’re on the level of Harry Potter in terms of readability for adults.  It’s the story of two kids who are orphaned and their grandmother’s will sends them on an international treasure hunt.  It’s filled with history and culture, plus lots of action/adventure to keep it exciting.  I’m amazed at how good these books are!

I’m currently nearing the end of book 8 and I’ve already got book 9 downloaded!  I highly recommend them if you’ve got tween-age kids, or if you’re looking for a good read that doesn’t take too much brain power.

I hope that you are healthy and having a wonderful new year.  I look forward to turning the volume back up to 11 soon.  In the meantime, I’m on my way back to rest.  :-)

Today’s miracle: When I’m laying down, there’s still lots of stuff to discover – it’s just from a different angle!

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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