Every day is a miracle. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to keep living and being better. This Thanksgiving, I would like to acknowledge some of the biggest miracles I’ve seen this year.
Chiasmus Suggestions from Jordan
I have published a total of seven Cinematic Chiasmus articles so far in 2022. And five of them were inspired by an amazing reader of mine named Jordan:
I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to be at doing that type of article. It’s such an amazing storytelling style, and I love highlighting it whenever I find it. So I can’t express how thankful I am to Jordan for so miraculously helping me find five perfect examples of chiasmus in those classic films. I’ll always be grateful to him for helping me. Every time he’s had a feeling about a movie being a chiasmus, he’s been proven right. That is definitely a miracle.
In April, I suffered a great personal loss when basically my whole team at work was fired in a single day. I was one of just two individuals who were kept on. But I was transferred to a completely different department and given a new role within the company. I consider it an absolute miracle that I remained employed through that sudden and painful transition. I’ve worked at the same company for more than 12 years. It’s been very good to me all these years. Because of my steady employment, I’ve been able to do many great things, such as becoming mortgage-free.
Paying Off My House
One of the biggest highlights of this past year has been the fact that I paid off my house at the start of August. That was a miracle more than nine years in the making. It took a lot of effort on the part of my wife and myself, but in the end I attribute it all to God. He inspired me to take the actions that led to this miracle, and I am eternally grateful to Him for the financial freedom I now enjoy. I don’t expect my life to be free of any problems from here on out, yet I have a much better chance of weathering storms as they come.
I’m not the greatest father. I don’t even know what that would look like. I’m not terribly forceful or inspiring to my children. I allow them a great deal of autonomy, and I try to just love them and give them an environment in which they can flourish if they want to. I’ve been worried about my oldest son for a long time. He reminds me a lot of myself when I was growing up. And I had to learn a lot of hard lessons on my journey to growing up. I’ve feared he’ll have the same struggles.
This year, though, he’s suddenly blossomed. Since he turned 12, it’s like a light switch has flipped inside him. Now he’s eager to do chores, help with projects, be creative in new ways, learn how to swim and ride a bike, and even go on campouts. In short, he’s a brand-new man. And I couldn’t be prouder of him. Hopefully he’ll end up much better than me. A father can dream.
I shared the miracle with my car a few weeks ago, so I won’t go into detail again here. Even though it might seem small, it just shows that God is in the details of our lives. He sees everything, and He is constantly watching over us. He won’t prevent challenges or problems that are necessary for our growth, but He will never let us down if we put our trust in Him. I’m a better man because of my struggles. I will always love my Heavenly Father for allowing me to suffer a few things so that I could test my mettle and be more than I thought I could ever be.
So Many Miracles
There have been many other challenges and blessings that have come up this year. These are the ones I feel inspired to share. I hope this Thanksgiving you will have an opportunity to notice all of the miracles that have taken place in your own life this year and throughout your life. You are special in God’s eyes. I’m sure He is sending more miracles than we can count to enrich our lives and help us be more like Him.
This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.
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