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Choosing to see the miracles.

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein

Though my ever-existing desire remains the same: to serve the Lord, be the best mama I can be, to love my husband with every fiber of me, to be there for each of my friends 100%… I can’t help but realize I’m only human. We are all simply human. We can do our best, yet only give so much of ourselves before we become unable to give anything.

Do you ever feel this way?

As woman, daughters, mothers, friends, role models – we are constantly pulled in one direction or another (or so it feels often times!). The car breaks down, you have to take a pay cut, the woman at the grocery store cut in front of you in line. Life can be interesting to say the least! Do you ever just sit back and consciously put it all on the back burner? Put your to-do list away, close up your computer, embrace the moment as it is? The quiet few minutes before the kids wake up, the post baking disaster, the joy in your husband’s good golf score? These moments are incredible miracles. the sheer fact that we get to experience even the stress of our “roles” or the noise of our homes – how blessed are we??

I know often times I allow the negatives to pop out of a could-be positive. I choose to see something as frustrating or inconvenient, instead of the miracle it is! I would urge you to see the miracle in your day today, remember we only get this day once. Embrace it and make it amazing!


About Bree


Bree is the founder and writer of BakedBree.com, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. BakedBree.com launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/ Nurit – 1 family. friendly. food.

    Yes, I feel like that too every now and then. And yes, we are humans trying to do our best, and by best I don’t mean mediocre (like some people do…). But It also feels good to know/hear other poeple are not always on top of everything. It’s all around us, the message that we have to be perfect all the time and do everything the best way, but it can fire back and bring you down, you know what I mean?

  • Heather

    Thank you for giving us all something to remember. It is hard sometimes to look for the good when we feel bogged down in the mire. I have been struggling with some things lately and I am fortunate to have found the good in them, including my dear friend ang. I am listening to the birds outside right now and oh, do they sound beautiful. We are blessed and He is always here with us.

  • http://andbabymakes4.com Freedom

    I (heart) Angie…

  • angie

    theadora, hugs sweetie! that was me yesterday, sigh. the beauty in it is that we *do* get to turn it around! it’s great for the kids to see we are human every so often, yet to know how much we do love them. enjoy your movie night dear friend!

  • http://cdhummell@hotmail.com Diana

    i needed this today. Thanks for sharing your heart and reminding us all of what miracles surround us any given moment of any given day.

  • http://theakohlhepp.blogspot.com Theadora

    s I sit here is tears, i am confronted with the fact that i “blew it” today! the started fine, but this afternoon on the way home from school/work i made it clear to my kiddos that I was not happy and that mommy is exhausted…the poor dears were silent the rest of the ride home..:( I hate when this happens, dh is out of town so you girls are getting my sob story…sorry…thanks for reminding me that God is still working on me and that I just need to “be still ” and listen…..hmm? I think the kids and I will enjoy some popcorn, movie and much needed snuggle time on the couch tonight!! Love ya girls..:)

  • angie

    becky & patti, great reminders! thank you for sharing.

  • Kika

    Great reminder!

  • http://pattihiidreth.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Patti Hildreth

    This is the Day the Lord has made! Everyday has something in it to be grateful for, sometime you just have to look a little harder to find it! I put a birdhouse on a tree outside my window, how fun to see the constant activity of a mother raising her babies, little open mouths appear in the tiny hole of the house and soon they are filled with goodies the mama has found. It is a constant reminder that if God looks after the sparrow, I know He watches over me!
    paatti

  • http://familydavidson.blogspot.com Becky

    the day has just begun but when Olivia woke up this morning I found her in her crib on all fours rocking and smiling like she knew she was so close to crawling around her bed! adorable.