Albert Einstein famously said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Lately, I’ve been in awe of the miraculous all around me. I see beauty everywhere these days, in so many nooks and crannies I used to ignore. In a stately mushroom growing out of the grass; in diminutive lizards scurrying across the sidewalk; in the fiery hues of an evening sunset.
Look closely at a blade of grass in the early A.M. You’ll find tiny dewdrops, completely still – suspended in perfect orbs. Mother Nature is one clever broad.
Everything IS a miracle, there’s no question — we just have to stop and take stock of the wondrous world we live in. It’s all in the details, folks. Frequently we’re too busy, too distracted, too wrapped up in our latest human drama to notice the glory in our everyday lives.
To name a few:
The massive ball of fire that rises above us each and every morning — a great orb of gas that warms our skin, shines light on our planet, helps the plants and flowers and trees nourish themselves. How the hell did we get so lucky?
Fluffy brush strokes on our vast expanse of sky. Better than Picasso, any day.
The crimson and violet and sapphire blooms that pop up out of the ground in a million brilliant incarnations. Have you ever looked closely at the delicate perfection of a flower?
The intricate inner workings of every little insect that makes its way across the earth — each one with an endlessly complex system keeping it alive.
Birds, soaring through the sky on drifts of air, propelled by nothing but feathers and bones. Flying is a win.
Our hearts, beating tirelessly. How often do we give thanks to these musclebound organs that keep our bods going?
Name one miracle in your life today. Better yet, name 20. They’re everywhere, you just have to keep your eyes (and heart) wide open.