During early Spring 2008, while the snow was still on the ground, I walked to Yorktown Center, three (3) miles away from home–on 22nd Street and Convention Drive, next to the Westin Hotel in Lombard. The walk exercises me and time flies in 60 minutes, while I engage in meditation, reflection, and relaxation activity from Washington Blvd. and Westmore-Meyers Road, all the way to Highland Avenue at the mall.

White snow was still on the walking path, when I found a white plastic card, faced down along my way. I stopped to pick it up and saw an edged Christmas gift box with a big red bow, die-cut card from Target store… Someone must have dropped an antique, old Target gift card, since the store is only two blocks away–a Christmas Target Gift Card.

It was my Lucky Day! Right before the nature forest preserve and the jogging path, I stopped to wonder how this happened, over the holiday and the heavy snowfall for January and February in 2008. I continued my winter snow walk in meditation and reflection, all the way to the Target store, with the antique Christmas gift card–since I did not have any money in my pockets.

A miracle happened on 22nd Street that day! When the Target cashier checked the antique, old Christmas gift card with the scanner, it read $30 towards a Target purchase. The red gift bow on the card showed a special gift card, unlike the shiny, brand new ones at the Target store nowadays. A Miracle on 22nd Street happened that day…