“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.”
― Albert Einstein
Considered one of the most brilliant men in history, Albert Einstein had a way with words. He gave us this simple concept, and it’s true on many levels. I’ve had my days where it seems as though nothing is a miracle. For me, it wasn’t that everything had a scientific or logical explanation. It was more like everything was mundane and predictable. But, I’ve also had times where it seemed like God was walking with me, pointing out all the wonderful things in life.
Many times, we land on one side of this quote due to circumstances beyond our control. Other times we have a choice in how we see the world around us. We can pause, and determine to take in everything around us with a miracle filter. We can see the big wonderful things, the small simple things, and especially each person we know as miracles.
Spiritually speaking, an atom, a flower, an insect, a baby, the sunset, the stars, the universe, all of this and more is a miracle. Matter and energy working together in a complex dance that amazes us if we stop and appreciate it. There are plenty of scientists that see everything that way. Even though they have an understanding that may supersede ours, they understand the miracle that they study. I’ve read where some scientists give credit to a “causal agent” that powered the big bang. They say this unnamed “agent” created and organized time, matter, and energy.
More could be said about the deeper meaning of seeing everything as a miracle. But for gratitude’s sake, imagine if you saw every person, every opportunity, every thought itself as a miracle. What kind of difference would that make in your life?
I suggest we all determine to see “everything as a miracle.”
Look for theses miracles throughout your day, you may be surprised at the gratitude that follows.