The sunrise my father and I watched standing at the top of one of the Smoky Mountains.
—Marilyn M., Huntington, Indiana
Our son fell 40 feet off his barn roof onto cement and didn’t break any bones.
—Ladonna S., George, Iowa
All the factors that came together to help me find the daughter I had given up for adoption.
—Sandy M., Soda Springs, Idaho
A bumblebee flying.
—Karen D., Inverness, Florida
My husband getting out of the Pentagon on 9/11.
—Patti G., Fort Bliss, Texas
The way my mother always knew I was coming home, even when I tried to surprise her. She would always have that extra baked potato in the oven.
—G. E. G., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Losing my wife and business and surviving bankruptcy all at once, without dying of stress.
—Jack K., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
During a serious kidney stone attack at age 37, I went into a coma and saw a light at the end of a tunnel. I regained consciousness and lived. I am now 88 years old.
—Euphemia R., Arcadia, California
Understanding how and why my grandfather acted like he did, now that I have grandchildren of my own.
—Steve M., Sunapee, New Hampshire
Some would say that my actually getting married was a miracle.
—Don L., Sherman Oaks, California
The Grand Canyon.
—Kimberly V., Orrville, Ohio
I survived flying into a thunderstorm in a small airplane. It required more than my piloting skills. I was being watched over.
—Bill B., Versailles, Kentucky
The births of my children and grandchildren.
—MaryLou M., Ooltewah, Tennessee
The days are filled with miracles: a flower blooming, my heart beating, the purr of a cat, the Internet.
—Barbara F., Penfield, New York
I feel that someone turning his life around for the better is a miracle.
—Susan D., Stanford, Montana
Love for the unlovable.
—Mary C., Mount Vernon, Ohio
—Laura W., Aston, Pennsylvania
Our son died of a brain tumor at 17. On the second anniversary of his death, as I was driving to work, a double rainbow appeared in the clear sky. One end was on the road in front of us and the other at the cemetery where he was buried.
—Peggy H., Boone, North Carolina
Microwave ovens. Color TV. Finding someone who actually loves me for who I am.
—Steve R., Athens, Pennsylvania
Our country has gone from slavery to the election of an African American president.
—Colleen D., Bonner Springs, Kansas
Being able to have enough income to share with others less fortunate.
—Carol S., Islamorada, Florida
I was saved in a fire by the vision of my first-grade teacher telling me how to survive.
—Larry W., Pahokee, Florida
—Suzi E., Howell, Michigan
A father who wrote poems to his wife and loved her forever.
—Joanne L., Plymouth, Michigan
Surviving two cancers for almost ten years!
—Connie R., Denver, North Carolina
One I haven’t witnessed is the Vikings winning a Super Bowl.
—Jann W., Maple Grove, Minnesota
The miracle of friendship.
—Regina W., Columbus, Ohio