Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Lump of Coal...

“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, and that’s the end of this particular story.” -Lemony Snicket

The holiday season is a good time to zero in and recognize the miracles that happen daily. I get so distracted by the unimportant things that I’m going to make a better effort this year to notice and watch for miracles.

Yesterday I found it quite miraculous that after my lengthy dental appointments from Monday I had no pain. The endodontist gave me a rundown on expected swelling, told me to expect soreness and prescribed vicodin for pain. I haven’t even bothered to fill the prescription since I’m not swollen or sore of hurting at all.

It’s just a little thing but these kinds of things happen all the time! Even to the lump of coal in Lemony Snicket’s story!