A time to tell stories of miracles

I received my latest holiday magazine in the mail today.  I was looking forward to reading about “Gifts Under $50,”  “Your Happy, No-Hassle Holiday,” “Secrets of a Graceful Hostess,” and “Charitable Giving 101.”

It wasn’t a lengthy article with pretty pictures that grabbed me, but a short feature quote on page 12 from a children’s book that helped me to gain perspective as the Christmas season sets in.

“It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season — like all the other seasons — is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them.”  – Limony Snicket, The Lump of Coal

Now that Thanksgiving Day has ended and some of us have begun our shopping sprees and decking halls, my goal will be to think about how the big AND small moments of each of the next 30 days can be miraculous.

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