“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” ~ Albert Einstein
This quote is so powerful for me because it speaks to how each of us has a choice, every day, about how we experience the world.
So many things around us are miracles — we have so much to be in awe of every day. Like have you ever thought about how absolutely amazing your body is — that it can breathe on its own, or that it can convert food into energy, or heal a wound on your skin? Every day, just our body alone performs thousands of miracles.
Here is another miracle we take for granted — that you can write a name on an envelope and that letter can be delivered to a specific person anywhere in the world within days. How cool is that?
Or even that I am typing this in my living room in Santa Barbara, California, and you can see it on your screen in your own home — that technology can connect us like this though we may not ever actually meet in person. It’s an even bigger miracle for those of you who live in a different part of the world (here’s a shout out to my followers in Canada, Jordan, Israel, New Zealand and Japan!).
So take a moment to notice the miracles around you — it’s easy to do and you have lots to choose from. I can’t help but feel gratitude when I notice miracles — it makes me realize how blessed I really am.
Now make a daily practice of this and you will be using one of the techniques guaranteed to increase your happiness. And that’s another miracle.
santanu dey talukder says
diana fecarotta says
that’s the way I first saw it, all as one word. what an incredibly beautiful name, and i’m sure you’re an incredibly wonderful individual, as well!
I was looking up a saying on a painting, when I found Einstein’s quote info and you. as Santanu said last November, yes “very beautiful”.
your heart cloud picture is also most moving to me. thank you . .. .