Albert Einstein said, “There are two types of ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if anything is a miracle.”
On Sunday my mum and I went to go see the new movie, Miracles From Heaven. On a beautiful day, we decided that it was a good idea to lock ourselves up in a room with a giant screen in order to experience a little girls remarkable journey to healing and her mother’s journey to faith.
Throughout the movie, there were little acts of kindness that made it possible for the family to get an appointment with a specialist that had a 9 month waiting list, or to make Anna Beam feel like she wasn’t battling such a difficult disease. These acts of kindness help to remind you that there are genuine people in the world. That they do exist.
The story itself helps to remind you to be grateful for everything: that everything is a miracle, just like Albert Einstein said.
Miracles are in the little things that happen in life.
For the past few days, my mum has walked around saying, “Miracles are everywhere!” We could be walking through the mall and she would say, “Miracles are everywhere, Erin!” and smile. She said that this was her new life motto. That miracles are everywhere, and that got me thinking about my life.
I’m a day late with this blog post (sorry, Soph) because I wanted to spend a day counting my miracles, and it’s true, miracles are everywhere.
Miracles are in books like The Kite Runner that remind you how precious life is.
Miracles are in the sunsets over a small town, the ones that you get to see purple because purple is in fact my favorite color.
Miracles are in random hangouts or sleepovers. Specifically sleepovers where you just talk and talk and begin to appreciate friendships.
Miracles are in friends. Friends that are by your side through both difficult and easy times. Friends that are there for you and support you, in both great and bad decisions.
Miracles are in late night drives through small towns because you really can’t do anything else.
Miracles are in your family having open arms and allowing you to make your own decisions in life and supporting you even if they disagree.
Miracles are in laughter and moments that are rarely captured by a camera lens.
Miracles are in getting visits from your friends at work after a long day, because they know just how to make you smile.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>My favorite ice cream maker! 😋 <a href=”https://twitter.com/ErinTudryn03″>@ErinTudryn03</a> <a href=”http://t.co/wpkbTVPUfl”>pic.twitter.com/wpkbTVPUfl</a></p>— Leah Picard (@LeahPicard) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LeahPicard/status/606233142714843136″>June 3, 2015</a></blockquote>
Miracles are love from your family, even your annoying brother.
And I guess my mum was right in saying, that miracles are everywhere.
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible>” -Matthew 19:26