Thursday, November 28, 2013

Grateful for the Miracles

As I was eating breakfast this morning and thinking about my day, I decided that during this silent alone time before the family feasting began (I'm going to Jason's mother-in-law's for dinner, so I don't have to cook!), I'd sit down and think about all the things that I am grateful for and actually write them down in my journal. 

Of course, once the idea germinated, my brain began working on the list even before I had pen and paper in hand.  And as one thought led to another, I realized I didn't have enough paper, ink or time to complete such a list.  

I am so grateful for where I am in my life, and if, as I believe, everything has happened for a reason, then everything that came before this moment, brought me to this moment, which means that I would have to include every minute, every second of my life prior to this moment, on that list!   And even if I had sufficient paper, ink and time, I'm pretty sure I don't have all the memories at hand to make that happen.

Einstein said:  "There are two ways to live your life...  One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle."

Today I am grateful for all the miracles that are my life! 

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!  And may you recognize the miracles that are your lives too!