Monday, March 19, 2012

Miracle

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.
Albert Einstein


Children view the world with big eyes, wide open and amazed.  Everything is a thing of wonder.  A dried leaf is worth carrying all the way home.  A dandelion bloom in all its bright yellow glory is just the right size for a little hand.



To a child, everything is a miracle.















To an adult, who has seen the world through old eyes, all the beauty of creation is a repeat of an old movie.



But, then that adult has a grandchild.  Talk about a miracle!  Everything about this child is miraculous and brilliant.

Everything is a miracle, A. Einstein.  Everything!

17 comments:

  1. Yes indeed, most especially those brand new little snippets of life we call our grandchildren.

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  2. How very true. Each of your photographs gave me food for thought... nice thoughts.

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  3. With all due respect to Einstein, I think there are three ways: the two he stated and the recognition that miracles do happen, and that, in this incarnation, they are rare -- which is why they are miraculous.

    Have a lovely week, contemplativecat.

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  4. That is one of my favorite quotes :D Thanks for sharing. This is a great reminder to look for the miraculous in everything.

    Happy Monday,
    Jen

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  5. I can hardly wait for my turn at witnessing that miracle for myself.

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  6. Dear Susan, This is a lovely posting. And so true. Peace.

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  7. Dear Susan, My mind sometimes goes blank. Have I thanked you for carrying the image of Dulcy's book? You are so kind. Peace.

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  8. You selected wonderful pictures, but especially the little girl with the red leaf.

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  9. The little ones are indeed a miracle. I spent a lovely day with my granddaughter the other day, and I'll never forget it! She was definately in control, of everything! These are some beautiful pictures ...

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  10. To all: Children are amazing. And when those children somehow are from your genes, well, it is truly amazing. Sometimes we look at our grandchildren with absolute awe.

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  12. Very uplifting; thanks for sharing!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  13. No children hence no grandchildren. Just the same every day brings a miracle or two - the birds, the sunrise, things in the garden. Albert was a wise as well as a clever man.

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  14. What a lovely reminder. I needed to read this today. The Zombie Elf was sooo wild today. It's good to focus on the miracles in these moments. I should always be thankful he's still here.

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