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The Miracle Challenge – It’s Declaration Day!!

Welcome to Declaration Day for The 30-Day Miracle Challenge!

Head down to the comments and let us know what issue or situation in your life you’ve chosen to tackle in this 30-Day Challenge.  Then start watching to see what kind of miracles show themselves to you in that area of your life.  Each morning I’ll put up a post where you can share your daily miracle with us.  (If you’ve got one ready to share today, just add it to your declaration this morning!)

We the People hold these Truths to be self-evident: that we can all experience Miracles every day that will contribute to our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Our Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to our Miracles!

If you have any questions, please read the 30-Day Miracle Challenge information page and this post with my thoughts about how to approach finding miracles.

I’m so excited to share this journey with you.  Let’s get started!

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. Leah Carey

    Okay – I’ll start first! I’ll be working with my finances. It is my intention to open up a space in my world to view them with gratitude and courage and to remember all of the ways that I am already SO BLESSED financially!!! 🙂

  2. LanieSue

    I kind of jumped the gun when I posted yesterday and didn’t wait for the declaration of independence. But I’ll repeat it here: I’m working on the Anxiety Disorder that even with my meds works on me with symptoms very similar to ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) with some OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) thrown in. Specifically I will work on my not being able to keep a neat and orderly house or life.

  3. Debra

    OK, there are so many to choose from, but my issue this month is to declare my self free from negative feelings about my competence–which erodes my confidence. I went to a job search workshop today and was tasked to write down times I was happy and engaged. Each memory had to do with teaching in a formal or non-formal way. I forget that I am a good, engaging teacher–I have to hold that thought and use it to find the right job.

  4. Dela

    My miracle challenge with finding ease to deal with our special needs boy is already changing perception not only with him but with the whole day…I feel a light shining………thanks

  5. TR

    There are a few that really could use work on, but for this month my focus is going to be finances as well and seeing how blessed I already am while opening up to prosperity thinking.

  6. Steph

    Can I say “my life” as my miracle challenge topic? I’ve got a great one, but I often get so caught up in the details that I don’t appreciate the forest. Miracle #1 I’ve got 3 healthy kids.

  7. Susan M

    I am moving around too fast these days. That is my issue. I want to slow down and savor my moments, pay attention to my surroundings and my breath. I guess I want to increase my mindfulness in each moment. So many times lately I’ve been rushing out the door, mindlessly getting in the car, rushing out of the garage and down the driveway, getting to town and not even remembering the drive. As goes along with that mindlessness, I find that I have forgotten something or messed up in some way. My challenge is to slow down and bring mindfulness to all of the moments of my day. I do think that I will enjoy much greater satisfaction in my daily life once I do.
    Today’s miracle was an extra 45 minutes that I enjoyed due to a late client. I took the time to calmly and slowly answer some emails. Ahhhhh!

  8. Leah Carey

    I love it!!! You guys are amazing! This month is going to ROCK and I’m thrilled to be taking this journey with you. Sending you each a big hug! 🙂

  9. Eileen

    I want to work on relationships, specifically being open to being in a relationship with a man. You had a Miracle post a while back from a woman who said she sent out this message to the Universe: I want to be in a healthy, fun, passionate, long-term relationship with the RIGHT man, and that’s what I’d like too, so I’m opening up a space for that in my life, in my heart. I’m already so blessed in all my other relationships, with family, with all my women and men friends.

  10. Karen McCrocklin

    I want to play! I’ll be focusing on patience. Unless I get bored with that. No, wait…. 🙂

  11. Karen McCrocklin

    Today’s miracle is that I sat through a meeting with 20 people that I have known for years- all of whom are older than me. I have met with members of this group for 15 years or so and I am always irritable and agitated by the time I leave. I have problems being patient with the way they process and make decisions. I want the meetings to last 10 minutes and all the decisions to be made quickly. Not only did I sit through the meeting, I actually listened to them. And I feel like I understand them better for the first time. I see that they really NEED to talk a lot and it makes them feel good. Since I adore them all, I will now welcome their discussions and be grateful that they have so much wisdom to share..

  12. LMVL

    I am so thrilled to be making the commitment to do this. I have been “deciding” for days what I will actually name as my area of focus. Initially I thought it would be my marriage, and the decline of intimacy and affection. But when it came down to thinking about what I’d look for each day… the reality is; the root of my responsibility is my self worth. I struggle with feeling good or worthy enough and my falling down about that shows up in my marriage, my eating and mostly my negative self talk. It’s not about figuring out what magic combinations of buttons to push to improve my romantic relationship with my husband, it’s learning to be enough for myself and letting go of my need for outside reassurances. There may still be a marriage issue, but what I can control and improve is my own self value… and I suppose that is my very first miracle.

  13. Lisa

    Now that autumn is here I feel that I’ll be needing to work on my health. After losing 25 lbs since Febuary it will be easy to gain some/all (if not more) of it back over the winter months. I will be challenged to eat healthy and still enjoy baking and the usual comfort foods.

  14. Nicole aka: WICKITWITCH

    Happy to be here with you all. I am determined to create many little MIRACLES in my life and for my little 5 year old daughter. It all begins with me. It all begins with my commitment to the process of releasing all the things that no longer serve me…beginning with the fear and shame I have held onto tightly in the form of excess body fat. Over 100 pounds of it. I am working every angle and program I can embrace. I have asked for a cosmic kick in the butt, and gratefully it was given swiftly with a smile. I called out to the Universe for help, support and guidance and through HAY HOUSE RADIO, I was guided here.
    Here I AM. MY MIRACLE IS THAT I AM GOING TO LOVE MYSELF ALIVE AND CREATE AND ENTIRELY NEW GLORIOUS REALITY FOR MYSELF. I AM READY FOR MY MIRACLE. So today is my one week mark of a complete shift in my eating habits. I went from total junk 24/7 to completely LIVE, HEALTHY,FRESH, REAL FOOD. Also, after nearly an entire year of practically no exercise, I went to a 90 minute BIKRAM YOGA class yesterday. Then I went back again today for another one. I wept both times at the end because I am so proud that I felt the fear and did it anyways. I remember to give myself a pat on my back for a job well done. All of these SHIFTS are MIRACLES in my life.

  15. William

    Oh how exciting. This summer I had an epiphany when I watched Leah’s YouTube video about “how do you like your eggs.” I saw with stunning clarity how I am beautiful because I am loving and how I have not been in touch with that because my self concept had many erroneous ideas about who I am that are rather negative. These negative self evaluations weren’t verbal but clung to me almost like a cloak of shadow feelings. Now my practice is to be conscious of what takes me into believing the shadows and what connects me to my natural loving beauty. So I’ll make that awareness practice my challenge for the month.

  16. LanieSue

    Good morning, all. I can empathize (I think I spelled that right) with so many of you and I will be sending positive thoughts and energy out to you all each day and hope I remember to give them to me, too. My miracle yesterday sounds like such a trivial little thing, but it is a big one for me. After coming home from the senior center, I got out of my jeans in preparation for taking a nap. I put the jeans on top of the pile of other clothes that I had put on top of the hamper (filled with old stuff that isn’t worth the cost of laundering). I put on some pj bottoms and started to lie down when I sat back up, looked at those jeans I’d only worn for a couple of hours, picked them up,took them out to the closet in the hallway and hung them up. It certainly didn’t make a dent in the mess in the room, but it was a hallmark for me and my self esteem. My first little miracle of the challenge.

  17. Michael Thompson

    I’ve been trying to decide what to do with this challenge; I have so many options 🙂 But I think that I need to focus on my self-doubt; I don’t trust my ability to succeed, I’m always worried about being wrong or not doing the right thing. The truth is that, even when I fail, it’s not so bad, and I learn from my mistakes (or I try :-)) Most of the time when I try something, people are happy with what I’ve done. My problem is remembering this in the moment; and even if I do remember actually acting on it is difficult. So this month I will work on my self-doubt.

  18. Michelle

    I am going to accept the challenge! I would like to strengthen my abilities to connect with people and sustain friendships from those connections. I seem to be able to make connections, but don’t feel like I have the “tools” to keep the connections open, which leaves me feeling isolated and lonely. I have been trying to make an effort to open my heart to humanity, in spite of a deep underlying mistrust of people. So everyday I will record the small miracles that result from my openness to others. Thanks Leah for the place to begin!

  19. Tracy

    I want to work on simplifying my life. I tend to focus on all the little details that don’t matter (closet is too cluttered,floor is dirty, laundry done my someone else in the family isn’t folded the way I’d do it). All these things can eat away at me and I lose sight of how blessed and loved I am and I find I snap at the people I love. So I want to focus on simplicity and acting lovingly toward those I love.

  20. Leah Carey

    Amazing work everybody! Day #3 is now posted, so head on over when you’re ready. 🙂

  21. Sandra

    I desire all investments I have made pay off,overflow in my finances dont want to borrow from peter to pay paul,debt relief,a house of my own,a God sent husband, I had a miscarriage, baby was in my tubes; so now I desire twins In Jesus name

  22. Sandra

    Im excited!

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