Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two Miracles Before Noon

The name of my blog is Real Life In A Minute and that is what it is about....real life.  Yours and mine, and little moments that seem to isolate themselves and call for more reflection.  They may bring you a giggle, a memory, inspiration, motivation, a new idea, compassion, love, intellect, or they may even put you to sleep. 

I was going to let yesterday's blog stay for awhile because I really want some help with that topic.  If you have time go back and read it too.  But this one is far more important.  It started at the gym.

We were just finishing our hour of Zumba dancing.  Lucy actually ended class five minutes early.....unheard of!  There we all stood, every thread of our clothing wet with sweat and water dripping down our faces.  Lucy, our 'teacher' said we were going to have cake!  Cake???  Number one, we don't eat there.  Just drink gallons of water to stay alive.  Next, we come there to, yes, have fun and help the heart work better, but, also to shed as many calories as possible.  And we are going to eat cake?  At 11:00 AM?  I don't think so.

But we do, we all do, and here's why.  LaDonna was dancin' right in front of me.  Lean, tall, the picture of health.  She steps up and announces that ten years ago today she was told to go home and get her affairs in order, that her brain tumor would soon end her life.  No hope was given for her survival.  Today she wanted to celebrate her life, and she wanted us to celebrate with her.  We would have it no other way so we dived in to chocolate cake piled high with hot pink and green frosting.  Never were calories so worth it.  You can always exercise another hour.  Eat the cake!   Miracle #1.

Next stop, with sticky fingers, is the library.  I'd spent twenty minutes nosing through the stacks and was checking out with three DVDs and four books, plus three books on tape.  My plans were to leave the library and head to the bookstore to pick up a copy of "Menonite In A Little Black Dress".  I though it might be a fun read for our (brand new) book club but wanted to read it first to make sure.  A young lady walks up the counter to return her books.  The book on top?  You guessed it.  It was "Menonite In A Little Black Dress"!  Out of all the thousands of books in the library, it was the very one I wanted.  I'd only seen it in book stores and had thought it was a new release.  Was it just a coincidence?  Hmmm.  I call it Miracle #2.

Those kind of things don't happen every day but when they do it is really cool.  Enjoy your day!


  1. Miracles happen every day. You have to be willing to recognize them and run with it (eat cake).

  2. that was an awesome miracle. the book wasn't too bad either.

    i think you should check into etsy, since you're kind of artsy right? you can sell your art there. just a thought.

  3. Hey there girlfriend!

    Loved you Miracle 1 and 2 stories...can't wait for Miracle 3 to see what God is up to!

    You deserve a Miracle today and everyday! As someone stated, miracles happen every day, we just need to get ready to receive them!

  4. I love when I am smart enough to watch for miracles in my day. Your two were awesome!

  5. I loved this post. What lovely miracles. Your right, it was worth every bite of cake. HUGS

  6. Sarah, I will do Etsy 'one of these days'. Not quite there yet.

    Joy, Miracle #3! Can't wait!

    Marla, Thanks. It is up to us to watch for them! You are so right.

    Joy, Two Joys in one day! How perfect.

    Respectfully YOurs, Cake was totally worth it, yes it was.

  7. I love Miracle stories, they are inspiring and lend me hope.


  8. Well that was a happy post! You deserved the cake.

  9. Zumba dancing? Sorry this is a new one on me.

  10. That's awesome!!!! I need to remember to look for the little miracles every day :)


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