Jun 17

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The miracle of the … sunburn?

Let’s just call a stinky pile of poo a stinky pile of poo.  This is not a pretty miracle.  This is a stinky pile of poo.

Yesterday I covered a graduation for the newspaper.  It was a beautiful sunny day and I knew that I had everything I needed – a list of the graduates, my camera, my voice recorder.

My very Irish shoulder. Ouch.

But there was one question it hadn’t occurred to me to ask: would the graduation be indoors or outdoors?  Therein lies the stinky pile of poo.

It was outdoors.  I didn’t have a hat, sunblock, parasol, or anything else with me.

My fair Irish skin sat in the sun and broiled for two hours.  Right now I am not a happy girl.  At all.

Here’s the best I can do in terms of miracles – I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my skin now.  But I used to – I used to have terrible skin problems.  I used to spend a huge amount of time thinking about my skin.  So let’s just call this a charming little reminder of how it used to be and how much better my life is now.

With that, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take this stinky pile of poo off for another vinegar soak, followed by another slathering of Noxzema.  I’m going to smell like a mentholated pickle.

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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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  1. Denise Wolf

    Thanks for a little bit of sweet in the midst of sour.
    Just catching up on email so hope you are feeling much better.

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