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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Believe in Miracles

The pioneers are pinned down, surrounded by hostile forces, and it looks pretty grim.

Then the bugle sounds, and out of the pass, the cavalry comes charging down. The hostiles scatter and the pioneers are saved!

That's a miracle.

Here's another: You woke up this morning. That's a miracle.

Are you breathing? And not even thinking about it? There's another. (How does that work, anyway?)

Touch your nose. Go ahead, I'll wait. How did you do that? It really is a miracle.

Seriously, there are little miracles underlying the simplest acts.

Now, I can hear the objection: The cavalry's arrival was just a coincidence. And that other stuff? Not miracles, merely science.

So, who's the greatest scientist of all time? Maybe Albert Einstein?

Listen to what he said about miracles: "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."

If you know anything about Einstein, you'll probably bet that he wouldn't go for the first option. That leaves only the second:

Everything is.

Do you believe it? I do. And if you do too, you'll be happier.