Visiting Angels December 2018

December 2018

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Everyday Miracles C hristmas has always been a huge deal for my family. I can still remember how exciting it was to go to sleep on Christmas Eve, knowing the next day my whole family would be together. I was 19 the first time I was away from my family on Christmas morning. I had spent Christmas Eve with my grandmother, and the plan was for me to fly out early and be home in time for Christmas dinner. But as my plane approached the airport, the pilot came on the intercom to make an announcement. “Folks, we have good news and bad news,” he said. “The bad news is the fog is so bad, no planes can take off or land today. The good news is there’s another little airport where we can land. However, it’s Christmas, and there are no ground transports. We’ll be stuck there all day.” This news broke my heart, and I started to think about everything I would miss. My parents, my brother, and my aunt were already together. Mom would have already made her special dishes. Everyone would be eating dinner and opening presents soon. I was going to miss all of it. It was about to be the worst Christmas ever when something extraordinary happened: We landed! The fog was so thick, you couldn’t see anything until the plane touched down, but we made it safe and sound. We were the only plane able to land that day. I got a ride from the airport and got to be with my family on Christmas Day after all. I have always called this story my Christmas miracle. What Makes the Holidays Magical?

“There is something about the holidays that makes miracles seem possible.”

and wonder of the season. There is something about the holidays that makes it easier to look at the world with hope in our eyes. With this attitude, we can find deep, meaningful experiences in everyday occurrences. Jon Bon Jovi once said, “Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” Planes land all the time, but in the light of Christmas, that landing was a miracle to me. What if we walked into the world with the intention to be kind to one another? What if we kept that hope and holiday spirit with us all year long? What if we treated every day like Christmas? How many more miracles would we see then? Happy holidays from all of us at Visiting Angels. We wish you and your loved ones a holiday filled with everyday miracles.

There is something about the holidays that makes miracles seem possible. Close your eyes and recall your favorite holiday memory. Think of the comforting smells, the sounds of laughter, and the warmth you felt in your heart. This joy encourages us to open ourselves up to the magic


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