Mar 15

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Anticipating miracles

Today I watched last night’s finale of “The Bachelor” and “After the Final Rose” – yes, I admit it. I watch every episode. It’s drivel and it gets worse by the season, but it’s like the train wreck that I can’t look away from.

Throughout this season, I was torn – Brad seems so earnest that I want the best for him, and yet he is so deeply uncomfortable with anyone showing emotion (how many times this season did we hear him plead with a woman, “Please don’t cry!”) that I think he still has a good deal of therapy to do before he’s ready for the kind of relationship he says he wants. Watching last night’s “After the Final Rose” special heightened both those feelings – I want him to be genuinely happy and yet I’m not sure that he’s ready to be really happy.

Which brings me to my own state of mind. The last couple of days have been rough. After flying high for the last couple of weeks, I crashed hard this weekend. Today, even though nothing bad was happening, I felt on the edge of tears all day. Perhaps because so much has been stirred up recently in my relationship space, one of the things that I was feeling really down about today was whether I’d ever meet my soulmate.

But here’s what I know after watching “The Bachelor” – I want something so much better than what I saw on that screen. I believe my person is out there; that they’re yearning for me as much as I’m yearning for them; and that when we come together it will be better than either of us could have imagined. I believe that we can come together as two whole human beings and that the new whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. I believe that we can inspire and lift each other to ever greater heights.

Tonight a friend read tarot cards for me, and when I asked about relationships, the answer that kept coming up was, “The world is your oyster. You can have anything you want.”

So here’s to lifting myself out of the funk and living in the anticipation that I can have anything and everything that I desire. My person is coming closer every day and I’m excited to see what develops next!

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Wendy Isidoro

    Leah – I saw your miracle today and felt compelled to write. Realationships can and will happen…you will find your soulmate when the time is right. I happen to be an expert on this topic because I spent 12 years wondering if I ever would or if I would be alone for the rest of my life. Slowly I just let all those walls I had built for myself come down…protection I had told myself…and when I wasn’t even looking anymore and just out to live life…the pixie dust surrounded me with everything I ever dreamed of. It was well worth the wait to find my love. It has been a glorious journey where the flowers always bloom and the sun always shines. My wish for you is endless flowers and along with the warm sunshine as well. You will find you happily ever after…I am certain of that. Just believe. I’ll send some pixie dust your way! Love you. Wendy

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Wendy. What a lovely message. 🙂 Sending a big batch of love right back to you!

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