Most people who look at this photo will see a sunrise.
But to me, this photo is a miracle. It’s a miracle that I was in this place at this precise moment. It’s a miracle that I could still see it, in spite of the doctors’ grim predictions. It’s a miracle that I had a device that captured what I saw. It’s a miracle that you’re reading these words right now, and that there’s such a thing as “the Internet.”
Albert Einstein once said, “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.”
On this Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful for being reminded of the small miracle that is my very existence, and the wondrous gift that is consciousness.
Today, my message to the universe is simply, “Thank you for my life.”