Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

Picture of appointment calendar and stethoscope.

Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. – Jon Bon Jovi

Often, I write about positivity and mindset, but let me be clear. I’m not immune to a bad hair day messing with my attitude; a rude driver sending me into a rant; or, as was the case this morning, bad news on the scale sending me into a pity party.

No one is immune to the frustrations of daily life.

I still consider myself a positive person in those moments, because I have the skills to snap myself out of it. I know that each day is a new day and can be better than the last. Heck, each hour is an opportunity to “snap out of it.” I’ll admit, though, I hadn’t done anything super intentional to reset my day. Nonetheless, the Universe sent a small miracle, which made me smile.

Driving to my son’s one o’clock doctor’s appointment with little time to spare. My son notes a dog wandering alone on the opposite side of the street. At this point I know we’re going to be late, because we can’t just drive by a doggie in peril.

Pity-party Becca thinks, of course, this is how my day is going! Luckily, though, I recognized the dog, and we were quickly able to deliver her to the correct home. Still, I’m sure this is going to push us just past one o’clock.

We’re late. We’re late. For a very important date.

I call to say we are running late. The receptionist is confused, stating there’s no appointment for him on the calendar. Already being on the cranky side, I’m a little miffed. I had the appointment documented in three places and am sure that they are the ones that made the mistake.

However, upon hearing that there was no doctor’s appointment for him, my son pumps his fist and announces, “Yes! Jesus answered my prayers!” Indeed, the boy had declared that morning that he didn’t want to have a doctor’s appointment that day. I explained the 24-hour cancellation policy of most doctor’s offices and that me paying for an appointment he didn’t attend wasn’t an option!

Young woman praying. Perhaps for a miracle.

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The receptionist nicely offered us the 2 o’clock appointment. I told her about my son’s excitement over the cancelled appointment thanks to his prayers and said, “Let’s just let the boy have his miracle.” She laughed and agreed.

As Bernard Shaw said, “A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles.” Enjoy your miracle, little dude.   

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3 (NIV)


4 thoughts on “The miracle of the missing appointment

  1. T says:

    Oh my- I love this on a couple different levels !

  2. becca says:

    Thank you!

  3. Sunny Mauser says:

    Can I use this story in a sermon please????

    1. becca says:

      Yes, of course!

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