#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Promised Photo



Here’s Wendy with one of the dolphins I wrote about yesterday–I’ll be posting other pictures as we go along. 

As I write this, Button, my 20 year cat, is on my lap, doing his best to keep me from using the keyboard.  :)  He’s a lovey old guy for sure, and he sure likes attention.  When I meditate mornings and evenings, he’s always there to help out.  

Yes, I have finally managed to get into the meditation habit, and I can’t say enough about the benefits.  At first, it was really hard to sit still for 30 minutes–as many of you will recall, I have a walloping case of ADD–but now I actually look forward to the experience.  I’ve been practicing pretty much every day now for a couple of months.

I’m almost at the end of The Course In Miracles, too.  Took me the better part of two years, but I was in no hurry to be finished.  I plan to go back through it again, this time using some study guides I’ve been keeping on hand for the purpose.  And I’m on Day 74 of the 40-Day gratitude journaling project I told you about a while back.  (For more information, see Melody Beattie’s book, “Making Miracles in Forty Days.”)

Here’s one thing I’ve learned about miracles: they are not necessarily spectacular, parting-of-the-Red-Sea, burning-bush type things.  Often, they involve a simple shift in the way a person thinks, a reminder, a sudden idea.  I don’t know about you, but all my life, I’ve thought of miracles as huge productions with casts of thousands, and I think I’ve overlooked plenty of them along the way.  One more reason why it’s a good idea to keep a gratitude journal.





24 comments to “The Promised Photo”

  1. Theresa
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Is that a great picture or what!!!!

  2. Teresa Wilson
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:37 pm · Link

    And, Ms. Miller… when talking about miracles, don’t forget to count yourself in that category. To me, miracles are each new manuscript (paper, ereads or whatever) that authors such as yourself give your readers!
    Blessings to you and yours!!! :)

  3. Terri S.
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:38 pm · Link

    I love the picture. Looks like Wendy got a sweet kiss from her friend. This is experience is on my bucket list too so I’m kinda jealous. Lol. I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures from your trip.

  4. Sue McCormick
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:38 pm · Link

    I absolutely agree with you that most miracles look like “everyday events.” It is not how spectacular the miracle is — it is how affirmative and life-changing it is.

  5. Diana E.
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Love that photo, I love dolphins!!! So glad to see your blog today. You are always inspiring, Linda. Blessings.

  6. Lynn Hill
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 2:59 pm · Link

    I LOVE your last paragraph! I think everyone and I mean everyone needs to read that. It really makes one stop and think and give thanks!

  7. Linda Holmes
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 3:23 pm · Link

    That is so cool.


  8. Virginia H
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 3:38 pm · Link

    Love the pic. I agree with you on the miracles. Sometimes they are just little things. I could use a few of those right now myself. We just found out my husband is going to loose his job again because of his plant closing. You wouldn’t think a place like Caterpillar would be closing but it is. We will have to start over again I guess. I just prey that something else comes along.

  9. Ruby Norwood
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Love the pic!! She looks like a natural with him. I agree with you on the miracles, they are so many that we have every day and sometimes we just look over them.

  10. Gloria
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 4:20 pm · Link

    That’s a good picture of Wendy and her friend.

    I especially like your Blog today as it hits home on the Miracle Front.

    Take care and have a good and Godly rest of the week.

  11. Marilyn Fish
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I attend a yoga class each day and meditation is a part of it. It takes time to learn to clear your mind and sit quietly. Today was an especially easy day to slip into the peace. It is finally working for me.

  12. Billiesue Sanders
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Hello to all,
    Great blog today! I have missed you, Linda.
    Have a great week.


  13. Melaine
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Great picture!

  14. Leanna
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 5:42 pm · Link

    It looks like your daughter had a great time swimming with the dolphins.

  15. Lois Rotella
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 7:41 pm · Link

    It is nice to see a picture of your daughter with the dolphin.

  16. Rita Crofoot
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Wendy looks like a happy girl, and probably should have been born a mermaid.
    know meditation works I really believe all the people that testify to that fact, why can’t I get my self to get into it. I always plan to, then the day is gone and again I haven’t done it.

  17. Eriko
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Such a cute photo of Wendy!!! Yes, thank you for reminding me of gratitude and miracles!

  18. Roberta Giordano
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 9:03 pm · Link

    I agree miracles are not always huge and spectacular ! Nice picture too !

  19. midge watkins
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 10:08 pm · Link

    That’s a beautiful Christmas card photo if I ever saw one! So
    loving. My neighbor and I are working on our happy things
    journals this year. You don’t have to write daily, just the times
    when something strikes your “Happy nerve”. It can be big,
    small or tiny like a feeling when looking out the window in the
    morning and seeing the horses or deer in the pasture or a
    squirrel running up a tree. It’s kind of in the grateful category
    too. Keep the pictures coming.

  20. Margaret
      · February 3rd, 2016 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Just read your last two blogs. It sounds like you had a wonderful time on the ship and with the dolphins. my daughter-in-law works on the princess cruise ships. She is a comedy hypnotist and does shows on the cruises. She has been at home the last little while as she had a baby. She says Princess cruises are the best! I personally have never been. lol

  21. Sharon Sovereign
      · February 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am · Link

    Hope you enjoy your vacation.

  22. therese lopez
      · February 4th, 2016 at 8:48 am · Link

    That is a great picture, thanks for sharing.

  23. Valdi M
      · February 5th, 2016 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Coincidences are small miracles in which God choses to remain anonymous!

  24. Evelyn Baldwin
      · February 6th, 2016 at 11:54 pm · Link

    Thank you. What a sweet picture! God Bless Always!

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