The other night I watched Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls. The show was about Oprah’s idea to create a prestigious school for female South African teenagers who’ve the quality and attitude of leaders. The school opened early January of in 2010 2007.
All girls featured on the show came from poor neighborhoods. Besides, despite their young age, all have experienced very harsh circumstances: loss in 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 brighter future, hoping and employed by a better life than the one their parents or grandparents had. All show determination to succeed, to achieve.
When I consider it, Oprah’s project to create a college for these girls that she never met before is just a plain miracle. Usually we call an event magic once we think it is impossible for it to take place 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 would they afford such education? Do you know what? not just they got the education nevertheless they did not need to cover a penny for it either. That is a miracle.
Thus, miracle isn’t 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 are all miracles. They could originate from you and me.
Don’t you think magic happens when you determine to be kinder for you spouse? spend more time with your children? give some funds to the needy? volunteer your time to the neighborhood library? visit an aged neighbor? smile to a stranger?
Miracles happen once we stop being indifferent.
But just like miracles can originate from simple human, they are able to as well originate from God, that’s when no human is active in the accomplishment of the miracle. Today someone has cancer, tomorrow he is healed, completely cancer free. Why? how? nobody knows, but it is a well known fact that the individual is healed.
Do not watch for magic to take place to change your life. Allow you to ultimately engage in it. When you hear the decision, answer it. It is just a soft but clear and persistent voice in you mind. Do not shut it down.