Don’t you know how miraculous you are? Your very body was forged from stars. In the words of Carl Sagan, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Do you think your being here is an accident? It isn’t. Do you know the minutiae of what had to happen for you to exist? Every day, every hour, every nanosecond — every step from your parents’ first kiss to your high school graduation has led you here. To this precious moment in time.
This world is an embarrassment of riches and adventures and experiences. It’s a treasure trove of lavish abundance. It’s dripping with possibilities, waiting to be plucked from the ether like apples from a tree.
You’re right in the middle of it, a piece of a grand and astonishing puzzle. And no puzzle is complete without all of its pieces.
So go out and drink it up. Gorge yourself in the wonder of it all. Play your part in the grand scheme of all that is, for no one else can take your place. In the whole of creation, you’re one of a kind.
Now isn’t that worth celebrating?