Miracles

70404619_2413056612106815_8560608121511215104_n.jpgThere are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is to see everything as a miracle.     Albert Einstein

I have lived in both worlds. I now choose to see everything as a miracle. Living as though nothing is a miracle creates a darker world. I lived in a world of cynicism, distrust, anger that shaded my interactions and experiences. A wonderful definiIMG_1084tion of a cynic is “One who is a disenchanted idealist.” That was certainly me. Coming of age in the sixties I believed anything was possible. For a decade I thought we could change the world. Becoming a cynic protected me from the reality that change is slow and one step at a time.

Today I believe that everything is a miracle. I still have my moments of anger as I live in a world that is deeply divided and hate-filled. Instead of raging I feel deep sadness and know that this too shall pass. I know that my presence can make a difference through kindness, a smile, a word of encouragement. Bringing a smile to another’s face is a miracle. One step at a time is all we can do.

When I notice myself getting down, I walk outside and let nature renew me. How can I not see the miracles of a rose unfolding, or a flicker bathing itself in my bird bath? These are small everyday events and true miracles. Taking a hot shower each morning is a miracle. There are so many hands that help bring the hot water to my home. I know how blessed I am, as so many people in our world don’t have this luxury. Miracles are in front of us every day.

These are two of my favorite quotes that speak so simply to life as a miracle.  “If you are bored, you are not paying attention.” Fritz Perls, and “Stay close to anything that makes IMG_1122you feel alive.” Hafiz.

May you feel the aliveness of miracles throughout your day.

 

6 thoughts on “Miracles

  1. I started to type and am distracted by the screensaver’s vivid and alluring shapes on my TV Screen. What a miracle technology has the potential to.

    Thank you for treasured photos and insights, Ardine.

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  2. This is so beautiful and inspiring. It’s so easy to get distracted by all that’s not right with and overlook all that is right all around us. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and focus on the miracles everywhere.

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  3. Love your reflections, thanks fo much for sharing. Hugs.

    On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 5:24 PM Ardine Martinelli wrote:

    > listeningtomylife7 posted: “There are two ways to live your life. One is > as though nothing is a miracle. The other is to see everything as a > miracle. Albert Einstein I have lived in both worlds. I now choose to > see everything as a miracle. Living as though nothing is a miracle c” >

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