Have you ever taken the time to analyse the events in your life and then wonder how you made it through the tough times? Sometimes, the tough times include grief and loss. There are inevitably, small wonders in the tough times.
The small wonders can add up to big accomplishments. The small wonders may go unnoticed at the time and upon reflection at a later date you notice the importance of the small things in life. The important things can be different for each person.
The experience of grief and loss can bring helping hands from a friend or words of encouragement from a stranger. Sometimes, the lowest moments in life end up having the greatest impact on whom you become in the future.
An invite out for supper may lead to a conversation and an introduction to a new person who leads to the job you always wanted. Life losses and events provide the opportunity for change, perhaps moving to a new location, meeting new people, going back to school as an adult and changing your whole life for the better.
If you had a magic crystal ball you could see how small wonders work in your life and how small wonders work in the lives of others. Set aside fear, procrastination, the what ifs and take a chance to be a different and better you. After dealing with some types of losses you are forever changed, anyway.
STOP staring out the window or looking at the floor; perhaps be a small wonder for someone else. Smile, say good morning to a stranger or a neighbour, put a jump in your step and see the small wonders all around you.
Small wonders can start with you being the change you want to see in the world.