Noticing Miracles and Giving Thanks

“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 devoted to gratitude, and, for me, Einstein's advice feels like a fitting reminder to stop and notice the abundance of miracles around me every day, particularly the many found outside.

This photo of my son checking out a Great Basin bristlecone pine, among the oldest living things on earth, brings together three of the things for which I'm most grateful: family, loved ones, and the outdoors.

Three-thousand-year-old trees deserve a moment of quiet appreciation, so do loved ones, the opportunity to explore woods, rivers, and mountains, the special places we each know and enjoy.

For what are you grateful today or any day?

Whatever it is, here's wishing you quality time outside in nature with your own miracles.

 

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bigger al
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November 28, 2013 at 10:53 a.m. (EST)

I choose the latter!

I'm deeply thankful for a wonderful wife, two incredible daughters, and a life that is full of wonder and joy.  We've been to some of the most beautiful places on Earth this year, and the renewal of spirit that comes from such things is simply priceless.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Trailspace community, and thank you to all of the dedicated, hard-working people who make this site such a valuable and enjoyable resource!

trouthunter
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November 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (EST)

Absolutely the latter.

I recently became a grandfather to a very animated (8 weeks old now) baby boy.

Reproduction is a miracle if you think about it, at least I think it is.

Best holiday wishes to all!

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