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Make Today Miraculous


The other day, after I picked up my daughter from school, I could tell she was in an awesome mood. Zoey scrambled into the car and snatched up my aviator sunglasses before I could say “Top Gun.” She placed them on her tiny face and started singing a song about how much she loved me. She was like a little rock star, performing this ballad of love.

I love taking videos of her when she’s this happy, because although I don’t know what she’s going to do or say, I can always count on being entertained.

So I pulled out my phone, started recording, and asked her a simple question:

How was your day today?

Her response was priceless:

I’ve never been one to get all starry-eyed over rock stars, but she’s one that I will always go crazy for. I mean, my gosh, I ask her how her day was and she ultimately decides that it was a MIRACLE? Who is this child?!

Oh, that’s right: she’s the one I want to grow up to be like. I want to live every day like there’s a miracle around the corner just waiting to happen. It may seem challenging, but maybe it’s not really that hard. Another (pretty famous) rock star summed it up quite well:


So today, let’s channel our inner rock star — our inner Zoey or our inner Bon Jovi. Let’s go out and make today miraculous. The miracles are there — we just need to look for them.

(Just remember to wear your sunglasses, ’cause when your future’s that bright, you gotta wear shades.)


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21 thoughts on “Make Today Miraculous

  1. Aaww, what a great pick-me-up this is. I definitely am going to channel my “inner rock star” and look for the every day miracles around me this week.

  2. This is precious! As a teacher, I’ve learned to listen to things kids say, because they see everything so brightly, happily, and unassumingly. We can all take a page out of their book.

  3. I love this! Your love for your daughter is inspiring and she is so lucky to have such a fantastic role model in her life.

  4. Ahhh.. through the eyes of a child! Yes, if we are just aware, there is good to be seen all around us!

  5. Oh my goodness! What a great reminder that every day is precious! She’s quite the character!!!

  6. Hey, I have a Zoei! <3 This is so cute and sometimes we lose track and worry about things that aren't important. I love moments like these cherish them. Your glass look great on her!

  7. ALERT: CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!! Oh, my! She’s sooo cute! I absolutely love Jon Bon Jovi’s quote; it’s all about perception. We sometimes believe we are teaching kids but many times, it’s actually the other way around. Kid’s see life different, they are amazed by even the simplest of things. As we grow up we get so caught up in the everyday life we forget about the miracles surrounding us. This post is a great reminder to live each day to the fullest and to modify our perception. Thanks for sharing it! I enjoyed reading it big time! 🙂

  8. This is just what I needed to hear. It’s funny how our own children can sometimes teach us lessons too. Love her spirit, you can tell you are raising her right mama!

  9. haha This is amazing! Why is everything cuter when they wear our sunglasses?!?! I love how much our children help shape us as their mamas. My girls inspire me to be a better person everyday.

  10. I love this post Corey, what a sweet and special little girl you’ve got! She’s a great example for us all for sure.

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