Saturday, July 24, 2004

Two Ways to Live Your Life

"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is."
  - Albert Einstein

I very recently began to correspond with someone who looks at life as something to be enjoyed but not taken for granted.  Quite a rarity.  In these times of rushing through days to the point where one’s focus is more on how to get through the day rather than enjoy and experience it, this perspective is so refreshing.

Once can’t catch up to life.  It changes moment by moment and we change along with it.  When we are truly present and mindful of all that’s around us, we learn and grow and move with life.  It’s taking everything we’ve learned in the past and building on it.  And as we live in the present we build a foundation for the future.

I learned a long time ago that one can’t mould life in a specific way without changing and bending with the serendipitous events of day to day living.  When we’re open to the possibilities of whatever the day may bring we can be touched with something so magical, it takes our breath away.  And for all those who rush from deadline to deadline, setting strict parameters on what is wanted without any thought to the unknown, so much can be missed.

If I could wish one thing for you it would be to not wake up each morning and treat it as just another day.  Instead, see it as a child with eyes wide open, taking the world in, in all its wonder.

Donna Karlin

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