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A Day of Ordinary Miracles

Knowing it would be a full day today, I start early.  At 4:40 I wake to go to the Y for spin class.  On my way home I decide to stop at the grocery store.  Sure, there’s plenty to eat for breakfast – oatmeal, toast, cereal.  But not the kids’ favorite waffles.  As I pull into the parking lot of Shop N Save, I see a man with a flashlight going through the trash.  I park and walk up to him.

“Sir, do you need something?”  I ask.

Startled, he looks up with coke bottle glasses and a mouth full of decay.  ”What?  I’m deaf.”

“Would you like a coffee?”  I over enunciate and use a hand motion too.

“Sure.”

When we go in I ask if I can pay for his coffee and donut at check-out.  The barista cashier says yes and helps the gentleman.  I hear him say, “I don’t even know that girl.”  I smile.

I wonder if I was put in his path, or he in mine.  Anyway, I am glad our paths crossed.  It was a great way to begin the day – to give and to thank.

In my own microcosm of the macrocosm, how is one person eating out of the trash can and the other buying 6 organic waffles and a bag of clementines for $11.26?  I can’t pretend to understand it.  And, I want to be mindful of how I live and how I may be contributing to the inequities of the world.

Yes, we had breakfast items and I bought more.  I live in the land of excess and I don’t want it to be assumed, entitled, or forgranted.

May I help my children to be thankful for everything we so easily take for granted, and be mindful of the way we live as to not cause suffering to others.

I am overwhelmed right now with the Oneness of life, the extraordinary in the ordinary, and my circle of influence.

Today is on purpose – a day of ordinary miracles, and I plan to see them in all their glory.  May I accept all that has been given to me in order to better serve humanity.

To consciously role model a life of love, gratitude, & integrity;

to live passionately;

to instill a love of learning & adventure;

to leave a legacy of synergy in the name of love & peace.

God, grant me the courage to let go of the familiar and let me be of service to advance your kingdom of love.

Today I am patient, present, & purposeful.

 

 

 

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