As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.
Finding the miracles has been harder for me latley. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.
Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.
YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you here.
John Tesh posted this fabulous example of Yes, And on Facebook this week. Hero Of The Day! Walmart cashier Sharnique Dasant!
A South Carolina mother of three, was “absolutely blown away” when a Walmart cashier Dasant insisted on covering half of her $200 grocery bill —with her personal credit card.
On Friday evening, Ashley Jordan and her husband were shopping and piled their groceries for the next two weeks and new clothes for the 3 girls into two carts.
At checkout, their cashier, Sharnique Dasant, told the couple “I think y’all need a blessing tonight!” And she waked around to the machine and swiped her own card.
Ashley took a photo with Dasant and posted it to Facebook, and says: “I wanted her friends and family to know how genuine she is, because we need to see these good stories in the world today, and it’s good to know there’s people out there who will do a blessing like this. It has opened my heart. I plan on paying it forward in the future.”
What kind of Yes, And have you witnessed or experienced lately?