There are two ways to live your life

“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

There is so much truth to that. When we look for miracles in life we can find them everywhere. Some miracles manifest as a mere “coincidence” when they aren’t really a coincidence at all. Some miracles manifest as a fortuitous event we often call serendipity. Some miracles manifest as an interruption or change in plans that ends up saving us from what would have been a disaster. And some miracles manifest as a wonderful occurrence like the birth of a child or recovering from an illness.

Even the most seemingly ordinary things are miracles if you really think about it – the rising of the sun, the stars in the sky, the flight of a bumblebee, the smell of a rose, the ability to see, the ability to smell, the ability to walk and to talk and to love…they are all miracles. Life is full of miracles.


Life is a miracle

don’t let it slip away,

Open your heart to others,

give of yourself each day.

See the beauty in everyone,

regardless of where they’ve been,

Some have a difficult journey

and really need a friend.

Share your gifts and talents,

listen with your heart.

Do the things you dream about

but don’t have time to start.

Pick a bouquet of flowers,

show someone that you care,

Be gracious and forgiving,

for life is never fair.

Hold on to your courage,

you may need it down the road,

We all have a cross to bear,

it could be a heavy load.

If you practice all these things,

wherever you may roam,

You might find both sun and rain,

but you’ll never feel alone!

~ Author Unknown

Remember to notice and be grateful for all of the miracles that come into your life today!

~Amy Rees Anderson




  • Jane Anderson says:

    I have many pet phrases, but two of them came to me at the belief of the quote you used to start your post. “Every day’s a holiday.” and “Expect a miracle.” I love the poem too. Nice!

  • Bridget Gilmore says:

    Hello my name is Bridget and I have read the Life is a Miracle poem before, it spoke to me more than Poe or Wordsworth ever could. I am trying to use it as a source for one of my college application essays. Unfortunately, it is difficult to cite since it is an unknown author. I was wondering if you know where you found the poem or if I could just reference your cite? Thank you for your time. -Bridget Gilmore 18 TX

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