There are 251 babies born every minute worldwide. People say that this is the everyday miracle. Welcoming a new life is a joy shared by families and friends. A baby much like a new year brings opportunities for hope and dreams yet to be realized. A chance to bring people closer together, unite strained relationships, and to view life from a different perspective. The great thing about perspective is that it provides a choice in how we view life’s obstacles and challenges. About this time every year, we read inspiring posts and articles about the best ways to achieve goals or why resolutions are so hard to keep. However, this year, instead of agonizing over goals and resolutions maybe we focus on making one simple choice: to view all 2018 has to offer as an everyday miracle.
Everyone begins the new year with the best of intentions. We make a list and we even check it twice, but it is not long before life creeps in and our list becomes a coffee-stained, crumpled mess. Sometimes what we need more than lists, goals, or resolutions is a new perspective. We need a new way of looking at all that a year brings. We tend to see achievements of others and compare them to our own success and, in a way, diminish all they accomplished. In doing this, we miss sharing in the joy of their success. Sometimes we ourselves accomplish something that to others may not be as meaningful, but we long to share our excitement. We need a perspective that celebrates the learning our experiences provide and recognizes the achievement of the journey.
In 2018, we do not need more lists of abandoned goals or empty resolutions. We need to make a choice to adopt a new perspective. When we see a 37-year old, first generation college graduate, know we are looking at an everyday miracle. A graduate who refused to give up and instead became an inspiration. When we see an 8-year old stand up to a playground bully, know we are looking at an everyday miracle. A little girl who refused to allow another person’s opinion to define her worth. When we see a 26-year old single dad juggling a job, personal commitments, and going back to school, know we are looking at an everyday miracle. A father devoted to making his child understand that dreams are attainable no matter how difficult the circumstances. This year, face 2018 with the wide-eyed wonder and excitement of the hopes and dreams yet to be realized. Begin to see the everyday miracles that so many times we over look. Start the new year with a new perspective.
“Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” ~ Jon Bon Jovi
EduCred Services wishes you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy new year full of everyday miracles.