Mar 30

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The voice mail miracle

My phone rang and I didn’t answer it. I was hanging out with my mom, watching a movie, and I figured everyone else could wait.

Moments later my cell phone rang.

Someone must want to get hold of me pretty badly. There is a very short list of people who will call both phones in rapid succession and, in that moment, being with my mom was more important.

I grabbed my cell phone to silence the ringer and saw a name I didn’t expect – a very good friend who wouldn’t idly ring both phones unless she really wanted to talk to me.

When I answered, the first thing she said was, “I just left a really garbled message on your home voice mail.  Please ignore it.”

How amazing is it to have friends who we can say that to?  We go through so much of our days trying to be proper.  To do the right things and say the right things and impress the right people.  To be able to let it all go and lower our guards enough, knowing that even in our least gracious moments they’ll love us anyway – what a gift.  It’s one of those little miracles that I take for granted too often.  Not today.

Thanks Sue.  You made my day.  🙂

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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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