A Perspective on Miracles
Yesterday, I received two quotes from two different individuals. These quotes, like their senders are quite unique but they speak to the same thing.
One came from a friend who is a cellular biologist. He’s rational and brilliant in a way that I can only dream of becoming and the other is a philanthropist who has helped to keep schools open, funded literacy programs, and has provided scholarships and support for the families of our troops.
Both have risen from very humble beginnings, and both have done amazing things. These two don’t know each other, but they could have been speaking from the same podium.
From the biologist I got the following proverb:
“Helping hands are better than praying lips.”
And from the philanthropist I received this quote from Einstein:
“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.”
I read both messages and marveled at their timing and connection. The scientist friend had sent a quote that defined the life of the philanthropist. When my philanthropist friend learns of a need; he thinks about what he can do and then acts. He believes that his hard earned wealth should be used to make a difference.
Likewise, the quote from Einstein is the perspective of my friend who is a scientist. He sees all life as a marvel. He once taught me the difference between a male and female pine cone and now I can never look at a tree or pine cone without seeing the miracle.
I stood frozen as I read and reread both and wondered what I had done to deserve such incredible wisdom. As soon as I did, I knew the answer; I believe and I act on my beliefs.
I could write about this all morning, but I’d rather that you do what I did and am still doing.
Take a moment to ponder these messages and wonder what you can do to be the prayer and then determine which camp of miracles you fall into; everything or nothing.
Your ability to change, be changed and then make a difference depends on it.
Be you, be well, be the miracle.
Bertice Berry, PhD.