Thursday, January 25, 2007

"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

The above quote was included in my book, Closer Than We Imagine. Although with my miniscule amount of gray matter compared to Einstein, I couldn't have posed so a deep question so eloquently and simply.

I believe we arrive with the knowldege that everything in life and life itself is a miracle. As we grow older, daily miracles are taken for granted. Local and national news daily bombard us with reports of constant violence and heartbreaking inequities across the planet. It is so easy to become cynical.
In Closer Than We Imagine I shared why I believe that each one of us is here for a reason, that we have purpose and work to do on this spiritual journey. We are here to make a positive difference with merely a smile, a kind word or deed or an act of compassion - to change the lives in small ways of those we meet, know and love and not feel guitly or depressed that we can not change everyone's life on the planet.

Have a wonderful week - smile, laugh and enjoy the journey as best you can.
Peace and blessings,
Richard

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice thoughts, Richard, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Richard...

Just checking out your new blog page. Love your books - especially as they speak to both children and adults in different ways. ~Celly

Rachel said...

Hi Richard,
Closer Than We Imagine is an amazing book. You have shown how life can be a wonderful journey and that we can each find joy in our life, even after experiencing bumps and unexpected turns along the road.
Thank You!
Rachel

doris heartache said...

really fanatastic blog, richard. THANKS.

Myself, i would be most distressed, wanting to tear my hair out and planning suicide....yet, that's diversity for you, dearie.

What I like about your blog are your lovely self-promotions. The pixs with OBAMA and yourself are wonderful and so utterly banal and expected....WELL DONE.

take GREAT care... the future has many unexpected things for you, even in the blogosphere,

doris heartache.