This Truly Miraculous Experience Called Life

“When we’ve lost our eyesight, we recognize that to have good vision is a wonder.” Thitch Nhat Hanh

When I consider all the gifts, the true miracles that exist in my life, it’s pretty hard to understand how it’s even possible for me to ever get upset or depressed. In fact, I would go so far as to say that, if I could truly live my life consistently conscious of my blessings—eyesight, smell, skin, hair, legs, arms, fingers, toes, intelligence, health, people who love me, people I love, my loving pets, the ocean, dolphins, whales, turtles, fish, flowers, blue skies, stars, deep sleep, a roof over my head, a soft pillow, my teeth—I would be so occupied in my appreciation of the endless gifts of life that there would be no way to ever be unhappy. Like a dark cloud on a windy day, the moment fear crept in, faith and gratitude would overpower it and sweep it away. That’s why I write gratitude lists each day. Because when I stay in appreciation of this truly miraculous experience called life, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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