Perseverance can make miracles happen…………..



An eight-old-child heard her parents talking about her little brother.  All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left for his surgery.  They were also moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills.  Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.  When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered desperation, ‘Only a miracle can save him now,’ the little girl quickly went to her bedroom and pulled her piggy bank from its hiding place in the closet.  She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Clutching the precious piggy bank tightly, she slipped out the back door and made her way six blocks to the local drugstore.  She took a quarter from her piggy bank and placed it on the glass counter. ‘And what do you want?’ asked the pharmacist.  ‘It is for my little brother,’ the girl answered back. ‘He is really very, very sick and I want to buy a miracle.’  ‘I beg your pardon?’ said the pharmacist a little surprised.  ‘His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?’ ‘We do not sell miracles here, child. I am sorry,’ the pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl. ‘Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it is not enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.’ 

In the shop was a well-dressed customer.  He stooped down and asked the little girl, ‘What kind of a miracle does your brother need?’ ‘I do not know,’ she replied with her eyes welling up. ‘He is really sick and mommy says he needs an operation. But my daddy cannot pay for it, so I have brought my savings.’ ‘How much do you have?’ asked the man. ‘One dollar and eleven cents; but I can try and get some more,’ she answered barely audibly. ‘Well, what a coincidence,’ smiled the man, ‘A dollar and eleven cents, the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.’  He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other.  He said, ‘Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let us see if I have the kind of miracle you need’.

That well-dressed man was Dr. Carlton, a neurosurgeon.  The operation was completed without charge and it was not long before Andrew was home again and doing well.  ‘That surgery,’ her mom whispered, ‘was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost.’ The little girl smiled.  She knew exactly how much the miracle cost, one dollar and eleven cents plus the faith of a little child.

Perseverance can make miracles happen. Miracle can come in various forms, as a doctor, as a lawyer, as a teacher, as a police, as a friend, as a stranger and many others.  A river cuts the rock not because of its power, but because of its consistency.  Never lose your hope and keep walking towards your vision.   The small girl could achieve what she wanted only by not giving up and had faith in herself that no matter what she would see that her brother was on the way to recovery.  Keep going and never give up.



89 thoughts on “Perseverance can make miracles happen…………..

  1. Innocence, faith and belief which we all have as a child is lost somewhere when we start behaving pragmatically as a adult. A child believes in miracle has faith to imagine it happening.
    Lovely post Kamal, great one, will surely stay with me for a long time.

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful story of perseverance and love. The little girl was prepared to give all her savings to buy a miracle for her brother. And she found it.
    I also love the comparison to the river cutting the rock – through perseverance.

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    1. Yes absolutely all these stories if you noticed, Cornelia represents us in each and everyway and they are such great eye openers in themselves that even if we pick up one story and take it with us it will surely make such a great difference in our lives. Thanks so much for your beautiful feedback. Have a great day dear Cornelia.


  3. The fact that the man was at that drugstore at that time, overheard the little girl, and was moved to help WAS a miracle.

    BUT, nothing would have happened without the *action* of the little girl with the faith that she could somehow make a difference for her brother.

    Wonderful post, Kamal. Thank you so much.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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  4. boundlessblessing, this is such a beautiful story about perseverance. Although, i think such skill is all with us, but as human beings, we are too quick to give up, when things do not work out, we automatically just move on to another path. It is inspiring to read this short little story as i am also still in the process of getting back my perseverance. There isn’t much choice but to keep moving and pursuing the goal that one had initially set out. Falling down is hard, but getting back hard and maintaining the perseverance, is definitely what sets your determination. Thank you for sharing such a lovely message. Keep up the good work. It would be great if you could by at my post :). Its always lovely to see another online blogger’s work as it is inspiring that a well written message is publicly accessible for those who struggled to pick themselves up after multiple failures. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback and comments. I surely agree with you that a man how may times fails in his endeavours but thru perseverance can achieve anything he wants in his life. The story on this subject is like an eye openers to us that no matter go for what you are striving for one day you will sure achieve it and the faith that you have in yourself is tremendous. Yes for sure will have a look at your blog and will give you my comments. Have a beautiful day.

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      1. Thank you boundlessblessingsblog for your quick response. :).. You too, have a beautiful day, and look forward to popping by at you blogposts, as from time to time, when we are occupy with our life, that we need daily reminders of articles like yours :)..

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  5. Reblogged this on Logophile and commented:
    This is a lovely blog post about perseverance by Kamal. If you are low in persevering your goals or anything life, drop by Kamal’s posts, as it is a well-thought article about one’s approach in life :). Hope you enjoy.
    Credits to: boundlessblessingsblog

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