Simple Self Improvement: How to Turn Your Daily Struggles Into Miracles

“Wine from water is not so small, but an even better magic trick is that anything is here at all.  So, the challenging thing becomes, not to look for miracles, but finding where there isn’t one.” — Peter Mayer These song lyrics were at the top of our order of service at church this morning.  Cool coincidence I suppose, as I’d been thinking about miracles a lot lately.  Although I certainly hadn’t expressed my thoughts as eloquently as Peter Mayer did in his song. I mentioned recently that I’ve been going through some challenging times.  My response to this is to always give gratitude for what I have where the alternative is to complain about what I don’t have.  But sometimes, when you’re in a really difficult stretch, it becomes harder to find the things to have gratitude for. The irony of this is that I find myself feeling grateful for these especially hard times because they have caused me to realize how grateful I should be for so many things that I simply take for granted.  If you sit quietly for a moment and just observe the world around you, it doesn’t take long to realize that nearly everything’s a miracle. Or, if you’re like me and you have a 4 year old, you get daily reminders of the fact that everything’s a miracle.  The only real answer I have for many of her many questions lately is “it’s a miracle.” I have a deep scrape on my knee and she wants to know how your body heals itself.  It’s a miracle.  We planted tiny little ugly brown...