by Paulo Coelho
"We can define it in various ways: something that goes against the laws of nature; an intercession in moments of deep crisis; healings and visions; impossible encounters; a last-minute intervention when the Unwanted Visitor arrives.
All these definitions are true, but a miracle goes beyond even that. It’s something that suddenly fills our hearts with Love. When that happens, we feel a profound reverence for the grace God has bestowed on us.
So please Lord, give us today our daily miracle. Help us to see in each grain of sand in the desert proof of the miracle of difference, and may that encourage us to accept ourselves as we are. Because just as no two grains of sand are alike, so no two human beings will think and act in the same way.
Help us to be humble when we receive and joyful when we give. Help us to understand that wisdom lies not in the answers we are given, but in the mystery of the questions that enrich our lives. Help us never to be imprisoned by the things we think we know, because we know so little about Fate.
And may this lead us to behave impeccably, making use of the four cardinal virtues: boldness, elegance, love and friendship.”