Written by Joseph J. Mazzella
This world is full of miracles, from the rising of the sun at dawn or the first flower in the spring, to the colors of the leaves in the fall. The miracles that touch my heart the most, though, are the tiny ones, the ones that go unnoticed by most people but that make life worth living.
One of the best of these tiny miracles that I have observed is performed by a local miracle worker every day. Her job in this world is ringing up and bagging groceries, but her assignment from Heaven is bringing a little more joy to each heart she meets. I saw her hard at work just today. It had been a rainy morning with cold air and gray skies. Everyone who walked into the grocery store had a shiver in their walk and a frown on their face. I was no exception to this, as it had been a long, hard winter and I felt tired as I bought extra bread and bananas to get me through the next coming storm. As I got to the checkout line, however, the miracle worker went to work. She greeted me with a warmth that went straight to my heart. Her kind smile caused one to appear on my own face as well. Her shining, compassionate eyes reminded me once again that this is God’s world and that it is full of loving souls like her. We chatted briefly as I paid for my food. As I left, she told me to enjoy the day and I promised that I would. As I was walking out the store, she was already uplifting the spirit of the next person in line. It occurred to me too that, in all the years I had shopped there, I had never once seen someone leave her counter without a smile on their face.
I thank God for that miracle worker and for all the miracle workers of this world. The truth is, we all can become miracle workers if we choose. We all can lend our strength, talents, hearts, and souls to making this world a better place. We all can bring a little Heaven down to Earth with our joy, laughter, and smiles. And we all can share the miracle of God’s love every single day.
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration,
encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.
And the God of love and peace will be with you. v2 Corinthians 13:11
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