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by Margarita Engle
Each day offers at least one surprise.
You put on your shoes, take the dog for a walk,
feel a bump, stop, take your shoe off,
and find a small lizard inside.

You set the lizard free.
The lizard you walked on is still alive.
The dog is ecstatic. You are stunned.
One small surprise has taught you three lessons.

No living thing is too insignificant for miracles.
No dog is ever bored on a walk.
No survival is too obscure for wonder.

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