There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein
I have always placed myself squarely in the camp of those who believe that everything is a miracle, however, my sense of wonder and belief has been dramatically enhanced by participating in the MKMMA experience.
I recently began my sixth decade on spaceship Earth. I’m in the best shape physically that I’ve been in years, and my mind is taking me places I hadn’t dared to dream of before. (N0, I’m not delusional, I’m just more excited about life and its possibilities than I have been in a very long time.)
I have four grandchildren and two more on the way. I jokingly say that they are my reward for not killing my own kids, and that if I had known how much fun they would be, I would have had them first! If you polled the one who has a grasp of the English language, (and I don’t want to start any “Mandelbaum-esque” competitions here, but…)
she would tell you that I’m one of the coolest papas around.
I’m driving a car (when not in the midst of three feet of blizzard!) that has been in the back of my mind as “someday” for years.
I’m exercising and at my last doctor’s appointment my physician congratulated me for a drop of nearly 2 full points in my Hg A1c. (9.3 t9 7.6 – For those of you not familiar with diabetic blood sugar monitoring, that’s kind of a big deal!)
I am able and happy to attend family functions with my ex-wife, and I dare say we get along better than many married couples that I know.
Then there’s little things like seeing sunsets, eating ice cream sundaes, and walking on the beach. Hugging my grandchildren. Laughing with my kids. Breathing in; and breathing out. Being.
Miracles. Each and every one. Or not, depending on your perspective.
And in the middle of it all, here I am. Natures greatest miracle.
And because we are all part of the whole, not only am I nature’s greatest miracle, but so are you, and you, and you…