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Expect A Miracle.
March 26, 2003.

"Miracles happen to those who believe in them."
Bernhard Berenson

A few years back, I was one of a number of speakers at a motivational program held on a college campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The program was held in the university's basketball arena, with the stage set over the covered basketball floor. As I silently awaited my turn on the platform, behind the stage and out of the view of the audience, a magical moment occurred in my life.

I noticed a small portion of one end of the court had been left uncovered. On that exposed piece of basketball hardwood, a simple yet powerful message was painted. I read the message and immediately felt physically and emotionally moved. The message simply said EXPECT A MIRACLE.

The message didn't say hope or wish for a miracle. No, the emphatic message emblazoned upon the floor boldly proclaimed EXPECT A MIRACLE.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I thought to myself, "What a thrilling way to live life!" Rather than fearing the worst, I could energetically channel my energies towards expecting the best from life. Instead of worrying and fretting about all sorts of potential problems that could come to pass, I could boldly throw my heart and soul into a wide array of exciting adventures and pursuits. In short, I could EXPECT A MIRACLE to occur.

I excitedly considered the possibilities. What kind of life could I fashion if I expected a miracle to occur every day of my life? How far could I go - and how much could I grow - if I approached my life with such great expectations? How much more fun and fulfillment could I enjoy if I envisioned each day as a miraculous gift from God? I took that EXPECT A MIRACLE mindset home with me that day.

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein

It took some work, and while I certainly don't have it down pat even now, I do look for miracles in my every day life. I have come to understand that we have to pitch in and do our part to bring about these miraculous moments. Our great expectations, when constantly coupled up with even greater effort and commitment, invariably lead to miraculous results.

Now, whenever life deals me a particularly bitter blow and '’m tempted to give up or give in, I mentally move myself back to that fateful day behind the stage when those three little words forcefully stirred my soul. Instead of wallowing in a sea of self doubt and worry, I EXPECT A MIRACLE once again. And so should you.

The Bottom Line: When you learn to expect a miracle - you'll soon be living a miraculous life.


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