I was on a solo backpacking trip in Dolly Sods, WV a year and a half ago when I came to a divide in the trail. On the trail marker was this adorable rock someone had left that stopped me in my tracks and, in all honesty, completely took my breath away. The words on that rock stayed with me not only through that trip, but lodged themselves in my heart in the weeks and the months to come also. On the rock was painted “Don’t quit before the miracle happens.” I had been in the middle of a particularly hard and painful time in my own life, and as I stopped to take a picture of this rock that had spoken to me so clearly, I gathered those words and wrapped them around my heart before continuing down the trail. “Don’t quit, Krista, don’t quit before the miracle happens.”
Don’t quit before the miracle happens.
Here’s the thing. The miracle I wanted desperately to happen while I was walking that trail…well…it didn’t. The miracle I was wishing and hoping for at that time in my life, the miracle that caused me to wrap those words around my heart…it simply didn’t come to pass.
But, my friends, I didn’t quit, I didn’t quit. The months and years have changed and grown me in ways that I didn’t know I desperately needed, but I did…I needed that change and growth in my life. I continue to need change and growth in my own life and self as I walk this new path I’m on.
I didn’t get the miracle I had been so desperately hoping for on the trail that day, but I got something so much better…turns out, all that change and growth that was happening and continues to happen in my life as a result of that particular time and space is, in fact, an absolute miracle.
I hope you have a miraculous week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!