Friday, April 1, 2016

WRITE: The Miracle of Life

When my oldest son was born, my aunt called it a miracle. I inwardly rolled my eyes. I held a precious little person who I helped create in my arms but I had friends who struggled with infertility or C-sections and knew stories of babies or moms not making it through delivery. 

With all the things that could have gone wrong but didn't, his birth didn't feel like a miracle. Don't get me wrong, I'll never ever forget first looking into his eyes. He saw straight to the core of my soul and captured my heart forever and always but I thought she was being a bit dramatic by using the word miracle. 

Almost nine years later and after blogging about how scientists have figured out that the odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion, I understand where she was coming from. 

I was wrong, we are all miracles. 

Life is a miracle.

Thanks to Google, here are a few definitions for the word "miracle':

  • a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.
  • a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.
  • an amazing product or achievement, or an outstanding example of something.

YOU are a surprising and welcome event. 
YOU bring welcome consequences. 
YOU are an outstanding example of a human being. 

YOU are a wonder
a marvel
a sensation
a phenomenon.

WE are miracles. 

Let's live up to being outstanding and to making a positive difference by being here. You're doing good work. Keep it up.

Let's Write! Explore what the word "miracle" means to you! How did reading the definitions confirm, expand, or redefine your thoughts about the word miracle? What are some ways you might bring welcome consequences to people you encounter today? Tomorrow? This week? This months? This year? What are some things you can do to make the most of this miracle is you?

You are a wonder. Thanks for stopping by!

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