Looking for Small Miracles


One of the ways to be blessed with Happiness is to find the small miracles that surround us on a daily basis.  Some of these miracles we just take for granted, like life itself.  But we can practice becoming more consciously aware of the events that are part of our lives that certainly have a feeling of a miracle attached to them.  For example, I was just reading in an e-mail about a Professor, Bernard Glick, who is interested in the study of Pirates.  He has studied and lectured about Jean Lafitte, who was a Jewish pirate.  He became a pirate after he was expelled with Spain in 1492.  Here’s the miracle:  Dr. Glick was sitting on a plane thinking about Jean Lafitte and whether he should talk about him at an upcoming lecture he was giving.   A man sat next to him and after much sharing of conversation, including interests and professions, it turned out the the other man was a proud descendent of the pirate.  Dr. Glick said,  "I was flabbergaset, not so much by the saga of Jean Lafitte as retold by a proud descendant, but by the fact that the two of us had met so coincidentally in the skies of Georgia. Melvyn Lafitte lives in Georgia and I live in Portland, Oregon.  These cities are 5,377 miles apart.

This is a wonderful example of a miracle taking place.  How delightful for both men and how inspiring for all of us.  Here’s my Recipe for Happiness:

This week look for amazing coincidences in your life.  Perhaps as small as thinking about someone and the phone rings and it is that person.  Write to me on the blog and tell me what your discover.  I’m sure you will have at least one interesting occurrence to report.  Happy sleuthing!  Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein.

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®,  a positive psychology method for happiness. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein. Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED' style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting. She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time online, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.

Some of her books include: The Enchanted Self, A Positive TherapyThe Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween and Around Every Corner, Romance & Mystery. All can be found on Amazon.  Major websites include: Dr Barbara Becker Holstein www.thetruthforgirls.com and on Facebook: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein-Psychologist & Author.  Tweet her at: @drbholstein or @truth4girls.

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