What if you adopted a miracle mindset? How do you think this could change your life? This is how my life changed as a result of contemplating miracles. Fairly early into our son’s pancreatic cancer (p.c.) illness, I came across a quote which lived on our refrigerator for several years. Here is the quote.
I must admit that immediately following our son’s diagnosis, I lived in a terrible state of fear. This fright was born of the phrase, “what if…”. Of course with such a diagnosis as p.c., at first my what-ifs did not include miracles. Much of the difference for me, besides finding some complementary health practices to help our son, was simply in being open to the concept of miracles. Here is what we found.
Absolutely no one dreams that one’s child would have such a life threatening illness. However, we found ourselves in this situation. We could have chosen the “woe is me” scenario. Making that choice would not have been good for any of us. Choosing the hope of miracles in our time of difficulty was the more pleasant path. This miracle formula could be true, regardless of one’s challenges in life.
When we looked for miracles, they actually popped up everywhere! Sometimes it would be something relatively “small”. Perhaps it was that our son was able to properly digest a meal. Maybe it was that he felt well enough to go to work that day. Other times it was huge! Those were the times he received clean health scans. In retrospect, however, all of these miracles were quite spectacular.
Miracle Mindset in Grief
Believe it or not, this miracle mindset has also been quite a godsend following our son’s passing.
Yes, love and gratitude have been essential in our grief journey. Keeping our minds on this higher road lifts our spirits. Gratitude for Hard Times may be just what you need if you are experiencing grief. Here are some gratitude practice benefits: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good Appreciatively giving thanks for even the smallest things seems to ripen the field for growing miracles.
One of the gifts I received during our son’s illness was noticing the tiny pinpoints of light reflected from a sun-drenched flower. For whatever reason, I’d never been able to perceive this spectacle before this time. Now, I notice it anytime I see a flower basking in sunlight. It is so awe inspiring for me to gaze upon the beauty of such a short lived creation.
Lastly, may you experience the miraculous by losing yourself in the sparkling beauty of a single flower. May you be blessed with many miracles!
4 thoughts on “Miracle Mindset”
A lovely piece, Linda. Such a good way to start the day.
SOooo True!!!I Love the ‘pimple’addage.LOL
Thanks, Carol! I guess I couldn’t resist a bit of humor!