Tis the Season for merriment! Just look around at the decorations, carols, and parties, all building excitement.
“Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming.” Nicholas Sparks
We’ve all seen the bumper sticker: “Expect a miracle.” We need to anticipate the miracles that surround our daily lives, not only in this “month of merriment”!
We need to build the joyful exuberance of hope and sing about the expectation of a miracle in the gift of another day. We need to be Miracles Seekers!
Miracles Seekers anticipate each day. Before our feet even hit the ground, we ready our minds for another inspiring day. “Thank you, Lord, for another grand and glorious day.” Wonder fills our intellects with the potential of marvelous adventures God has planned.
Anticipation of the yearning for something good to come acts as a powerful tool for happiness. Research shows us that more happiness comes from the anticipation and planning of the vacation than the actual trip itself. The study even determined that the benefits of napping in bringing down a person’s blood pressure are brought about beforehand merely by the anticipation of the nap rather than the actual siesta.
Miracle Seekers adopt an attitude of intent: they want to see, expect to see, and intend to see everything working for the highest good during the day.
Maintaining this attitude throughout the day will insure that you don’t get bogged down in the negativity of errands, meetings, appointments, and lengthy to-do lists.
So as the countdown ‘til Christmas shortens and pressures mount, look for the small presence of miracles every day so we don’t miss the big gifts that they really are.