Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Do you believe in miracles?

There’s a heart-warming story doing the rounds on the internet. It is about a little girl and her overseas benefactor. A foreign tourist travelling by train happens to spot a little girl wearing a pink bracelet, living with her family near a railway track. He manages to click a picture of the family though it is only a back shot with their faces not visible. He puts his friends on a mission to track the little girl with the intention of funding her education. In a country where more than 20% of the population are below the poverty line, and a third of them live in slums around railway tracks, finding the little girl seems quite next to impossible, doesn’t it? Nothing short of a miracle could do the impossible.

But, the miracle does happen, and the girl is tracked! Not only is her education funded by her overseas benefactor but her family is also sent aid to relocate to habitable surroundings and have a steady source of income. Incredible, isn’t it?

What were the chances that amidst the burgeoning poor population, this little girl would be spotted by the foreign tourist? What were the chances that he would decide to donate to a noble cause right then? What were the chances that he’d manage to click a picture of them that very instant from a moving train? What were the chances that she lived there and was not merely passing through the place? What were the chances of ever finding that girl again- the one in 1.25 billion? What is this, if not a miracle?

As it turns out, the girl who had been studying in class 3 had to drop out due to her financial condition. Did she send out a secret prayer asking for help? We might never know. But if she did, then her prayer sure was heard and answered.

Miracles are not meant to reaffirm your faith in God or turn an atheist into a believer. But they do make you trust in your own ability to call out to the universe for help when you desperately seek something, and believe, that in some mysterious way you might be granted what you seek. We might have read umpteen stories or witnessed events that are nothing short of a miracle. But can we believe that miracles can happen to us?

Perhaps, miracles occur more often than we’d like to acknowledge! The birth of a child is a miracle, waking up alive each morning is a miracle, in fact, every breathe we take is a miracle! But, we don’t count it as one, unless it has changed our life in some way.So go ahead in believe in miracles. You never know when one might just happen- maybe when you are least expecting it to!

Has something miraculous happened to you today? 




22 comments:

  1. Aww very awesome.. was myself thinking of writing something on miracles. You just nailed it. Although what i wanted to write was something very general, yours touched the chord..Wonderful..

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    1. hey pls do write..I'd love to read your post.

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  2. It keeps happening to me and longing for an early miracle. I am in need of it and reason to believe. I trust my angel!! What an empowering and touching post. Education empowers us:)

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    1. I pray that you receive that grace which you are hoping for Vishal.

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  3. I shared that story too and found it heart warming. :)
    I think the year 2015 was a miracle of sorts for me :)

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    1. do share those moments...would love to read

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  4. I have read this in FB. Indeed an heart warming story. Past few months miracles are a way of life for me. :) Will talk in detail.

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  5. Beautifully written. That was indeed a very sweet and moving miracle. :) You are absolutely right. Miracles happen at the strangest times in the strangest ways when we least expect it. And it changes our lives completely.

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  6. Had not read this story, but such a heartwarming tale, this one. What were the chances? And yet, it happened. Not everybody would acknowledge it as a little miracle (I do); some would call it destiny, some would call it a stroke of luck. But there is one thing no one can deny - it's these little miracles that keep hope alive for many of us - hope of a better tomorrow. :)

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  7. I've read that story, so heart warming! Makes you feel that there is good in this world, makes one hopeful. I do believe in miracles.. Truly do! :)

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  8. YEs i do beleive in miracles.. but will a miracle turn me into being more religious NO, because I dont beleive in that.. GOd resides in all of us , it is upto us what we do .. each of us has a evil side and a good side, which side we use more is in our hands..

    ALSO the good or bad we do is in perspective to US.. we might do something good but to someone else it may not be good ..

    The story is heartwarming.. indeed


    wishing you and family and everyone around you a very happy new year .. may all that you dream come true .. have a fantabulous new year ..
    Bikram's

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    1. well said Bikram. thanks for your wishes and wish you the same too!

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  9. Such stories really make you believe in miracles again :)

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  10. I believe in miracles. I think everything that happens around me is a miracle. My becoming a writer is a miracle. I live and breathe miracles and I truly believe that everyone does. It's just that some are lucky enough to be aware of it

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    1. you are right, very few are actually aware of it...every waking hour is a miracle.

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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