Every One a Miracle 2


Every single human being is a miracle of conception and construction (and, for now at least, a miracle of uniqueness).  Today, I love everyone:


o The colleagues from my LeadBoston class with whom I had a delightful dinner and conversation last night whose loveliness was still on my mind when I woke up this morning.
o My husband – you were worth the wait.
o The mailman who delivered the mail.
o The client who sent the check earlier than I expected (and I needed it so).
o The weatherman telling me it’s going to rain all day, indeed, all weekend, and get colder (April showers will bring May flowers. And I am so going to appreciate the next sunny day!)
o The Keyspan workers fixing something on the street – keeping our power going.
o The police woman watching them work.
o The clerk at the corner store who always smiles and has a kind word when ringing up my purchases.
o The owners of the houses on my daily walk whose flowers have begun to poke through the soil (thank you for planting those flowers – they are going to bloom so prettily soon).
o The teenager who looks startled when I say hello, but says hello back.
o The adult who ignores my hello.  (It’s okay – my hello is all about my need to greet my fellow human, no matter whether they respond or not.)
o The beauty salon worker who waxes my eyebrows.
o The friend who surprises me with a lunch invitation (she’s even treating – yippee!).
o The pharmacist who renews my prescription.
o All the people who invented the computer and the internet allowing me to write these words and put them on my blog.
o My husband for setting my blog up and…

I could go on and on but I won’t.  Today, I woke up in my right mind as my grandmother, Mother, always said.  And today I was able to see that each one of us is a miracle and deserves acknowledgment. 

(A final appreciation to Eckhart Tolle for his book, A New Earth, which I am finding an absolute treasure and delaying reading the final 20 pages because I don’t want it to end.)


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.


2 thoughts on “Every One a Miracle

  • Frank Curran

    so glad I’ve subscribed to your blog. I’m inspired by your wisdom, insights and talent….and I’ll have to check out Eckhart Tolle’s book.

    Thanks for subscribing.  You’ll love the book.  C

  • Grumpy

    I know that feeling. It makes all the bad days bearable. I wish I could turn it on when I need it.

    Thanks for reading!  Some people keep a gratitude journal.  When I’m having a terrible day, I slow down, regulate my breathing, and start saying thanks. C

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