“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
Today is one of my favorite days of the year, second only to Christmas. It doesn’t mean a whole lot, Thanksgiving that is, unless you allow it to. For me, my Thanksgiving is saturated to the brim with family and friends, and it probably took me 26 years to appreciate it. This year is the first time I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving with not only my amazing wife, but also my little girl. For that alone, I have reason to rejoice and be thankful.
To each of you who have played any role in my life whatsoever, from my closest friends to those authors/speakers/musicians/whoever who have played any role in my life, from inspiration to reflection to downright pissing me off, I am eternally thankful for all of it. All of it has forced a reaction of some sort from me, and since our time on this planet is so short I am thankful for any and all emotional responses in my life.
I think Don Miller said it best in “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years,”
“What I’m saying is that life is staggering and we’re just used to it. We all are like spoiled children no longer impressed with the gifts we’re given—it’s just another sunset, just another rainstorm moving in over the mountain, just another child being born, just another funeral.”
Lets be impressed today, if only for one day.