You may not know this, but The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of my all-time favorite books! If you haven’t yet read this wonderful story, it’s about a young man from Spain who goes on an amazing journey seeking his Personal Legend, or his destiny. Along the way, he meets an Alchemist who teaches him the art of transformation. As you may recall, an Alchemist is a wizard who transforms base metals into gold.
Today is December 24th—the day before Christmas when we Christians joyously celebrate the birth of Jesus. Even if Christmas isn’t part of your religious celebrations, there’s still a transformative message here: The birth of Jesus symbolizes that infinite possibilities are born of faith. No matter what your religious foundation may be, we find strength in our faith. And no matter what is going on our lives, God will provide us with infinite possibilities to achieve our desires.