“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
My life is a miracle. I’m so grateful for all that I have. While my life does not look like I thought it would by the time I reached 38, but I really can’t complain. I am living a life that I truly love and all my experience is a blessing, nothing short of a miracle!
I’ve overcome a number of challenges in my life. I suffered from severe depression. I overcame addiction and self abusive behavior. I hit such a bottom I was convinced I was unlovable and the loneliness and sense of failure made me suicidal. I set out to destroy all that was good in my life wanted to end my suffering by taking my own life. A twist of fate set me on a new path… Like I said, my life is a miracle.
I feel so blessed to have had the experience of struggling and suffering. Having had this experience I’ve been able to help people who feel alone. I’ve been able to be a miracle in someone else’s life. I have such an appreciation for all the beauty around me that it’s hard not to see miracles.
I heard a comedian tell this story: “A friend of mine was in a car accident. My friend said it was a miracle I survived. No it’s not! I said, the miracle was everyone else that didn’t get into an accident!” Not a great joke but the delivery was good… I love this idea that everything is a miracle. A miracle is a perspective of an experience. I find so much joy in my life and the service I can be to others. My experience is a miracle that I wouldn’t wish for anyone. My life is a miracle that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But all I see, all I am surrounded by is a miracle and I hope you can see it and experience it as I do.