My word for the year has been “miracles.” As such, I’ve invited all kinds of miracles into my life, some intended and some not. It has been fun and exciting to watch them unfold and then document them afterwards.
One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t make them happen. You also can’t predict how they will work out. In fact, some miracles are actually preceded by sacrifice and loss.
I learned to meditate this year in order to help my insomnia and anxiety. But the road to relaxation has not always been an easy one. Mainly because mindfulness is easier said than done. I’ve had to let go of a lot of old behaviors that trigger worry and doubt. I’ve had to look my fears in the face and learn to embrace them like old friends.
But if you’re open to change, transformation is inevitable. And when you get your wings and another chance in life, the experience becomes truly miraculous.
“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
–Louisa May Alcott
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” –Audrey Hepburn
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” –Jean de la Bruyere