The other night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to construct a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the product quality and attitude of leaders. The school opened early January of this season 2007.
All the girls featured on the show originated from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their early age, all have seen very harsh circumstances: loss in parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was the girls’spirit acim. These were all looking up for a brighter future, hoping and doing work for a better life than the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I consider it, Oprah’s project to construct a school for these girls that she has never met before is really a plain miracle. Usually we call an event magic once we believe it is impossible for it to happen below, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue an entire new road of high standing education without magic? And how would they afford such education? Do you know what? not just they got the education but they did not need to cover a penny for it either. That is a miracle.
Thus, miracle is not solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays focus on and acts on it. Like everything else, miracles come in different sizes, some small and some large, but they are all miracles. They are able to result from you and me.
Don’t you believe magic happens when you choose to be kinder for your requirements spouse? take more time with the kids? give some cash to the needy? volunteer your time and energy to the neighborhood library? visit an elderly neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen once we stop being indifferent.
But in the same way miracles can result from simple human, they could as well result from God, that’s when no human is mixed up in accomplishment of the miracle. Today an individual has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is a well known fact that the in-patient is healed.
Do not watch for magic to happen to improve your life. Allow you to ultimately be part of it. When you hear the decision, answer it. It is really a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Do not shut it down.