Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Everyday Miracles

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

How many times do we stop to smell the roses? As we grow up we lose our sense of fun, our sense of being. Too many times there is something wonderful right in front of us, but we miss it because we are so involved in our own circumstances. There is so much wonder and grace in this Earth and we should really take the time to notice and appreciate what has been given to us.

Colors. Detail. Texture. Sight. Smell. Taste. These are all wonderful examples of things we may take for granted on a regular basis. Why? Because as we grow and the years go by we get used to things. We start to take things for granted. We need to slow down and look around. What do you see? I see a world full of wonder, if only someone would take the time to explore it. Look upon the world as if you were a small child. There are miracles all around us. Take the time to notice the small details, the mechanics of something and you will be amazed or even baffled on how it works or was created.

There are so many example of nature that could constitute as a miracle. Take the time to appreciate this world. When was the last time you really looked at something? Take a tree for example. Go up to one, get a good look. Feel the bark. Is it rough or smooth? How old is this tree? Is it older than you? Notice the color of the leaves and how they are shaped. There are all different sorts of trees. Imagine the process of Photosynthesis. Very complex What a miracle of life. How about a river? Listen to the sound as it passes by. What is the speed of the water. Is it slowly passing or is it rather swiftly moving? Think of the temperature and the habitat that this river creates. How many species can survive due to this particular river? Amazing. How about the mountains? Years and years of our planets structural change. The glaciers and water that formed them by carving into the surface. It's astounding! What about the stars? When was the last time you took the time to step outside at night and appreciate the stars? They are a gorgeous reminder to us that anything is possible. There are countless other galaxies out there. There is so much more to life. There is so much wonder and so many miracles that we should learn to appreciate rather than take for granted.

Some other great examples would be from the human body. Look at our brain for example. The complexity and use of our brain is extraordinary. Scientists have shown that our brain uses electricity to function! What?!? So we have electricity coursing though our bodies. Wow. How about the human eye? Isn't it such a miracle that we can see? Sensors that take in information, and upside down images transferred and reflected to our mind!!!! Do you see the beauty of this? It's Endless. The miracles of life are endless, if we could only see it it that way.

When we learn to look at the world with the eyes of a child, then we will find true joy. We will be grateful for all the things in our lives, big and small. We will look at everyday objects with amazement and realize what a blessing is truly in front of us. Wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree, and the new year always makes me reflect upon and appreciate life.