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 have the standard and attitude of leaders. The institution opened early January of this season 2007.
All girls featured on the show came from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their young age, all have experienced very harsh circumstances: loss of parents and close relatives, abandonment, impoverishment… However, what stroke me most as I watched the show was girls’spirit acim. They certainly were all looking up for a happier future, hoping and working for a much better life compared to the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I contemplate it, Oprah’s project to construct a school for these girls that she hasn’t met before is really a plain miracle. Usually we call an event magic whenever we think it is impossible because of it to happen the following, right now. How could these bright girls quit their world of poverty and pursue a complete new road of high standing education without magic? And how can they afford such education? Do you know what? not just they got the education nevertheless they did not have to pay for a dime because of it either. That’s a miracle.
Thus, miracle is not solely some supernatural, unexplained circumstances. Miracle also happens when someone hears this call of his/her life, pays attention to and acts on it. Like the rest, miracles can be found in different sizes, some small and some large, but they’re all miracles. They are able to result from you and me.
Don’t you think magic happens when you choose to be kinder for your requirements spouse? spend more time with your kids? give some funds to the needy? volunteer your time to the neighborhood library? visit an elderly neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen whenever we stop being indifferent.
But in the same way miracles can result from simple human, they are able to as well result from God, that is when no human is involved in the accomplishment of the miracle. Today a patient has cancer, tomorrow he’s healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is a well known fact that the individual is healed.
Do not wait for magic to happen to improve your life. Allow you to ultimately engage in it. Whenever you hear the call, answer it. It is really a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Do not shut it down.