Thursday, September 1, 2011

Miracles



There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing was a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.   

- Albert Einstein




 Do you agree with Mr. Einstein? How do you live your life?

Taking a short blogging break; see you on or about September 12. :)

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Karen


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40 comments :

  1. Hi Karen .. enjoy the break .. and also your Labour Day ...

    Life is for living that is for sure ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  2. Enjoy your break! And everything in life is a blessing.

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  3. Hopefully you've got some holiday fun built into your break?!

    To live with a miracle-expecting-eye is to live as the children do. Wonder and awe are their companions, and I pray they are forever mine as well.

    Blessings & joy,
    Kathleen

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  4. Hilary,
    Thank you so much! You have a wonderful weekend as well!

    Alex,
    Thanks, I think I will. :) Lots of projects to tackle.

    Kathleen,
    I am hoping to get some fun in too! I agree, looking at things as children do, it's the way to go!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. Hi Karen,
    As to Mr. Einstein's quote: I try to live my life as if every day is a blessing.

    Enjoy your time off.

    donna v.

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  6. Time to re-charge your batteries as i will be doing by the end of this week like you. Enjoy yourself Karen and your blog will still be here when you get back. Richard

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  7. My life is a walking miracle and I celebrate each day as such! Love the Einstein quote too.

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  8. Donna,
    Good for you! We all need to remember this, I think. :)

    Richard,
    It sure will! Have a good break too!

    Stephen,
    What a great testimony! We all should be celebrating, the little and big things, you know?

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  9. I'll think on this one Karen. enjoy your week, I am sure you have plenty of things to do besides blogging :)

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  10. Have a great break and see you later!

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  11. I try to live as if the smallest things are a miracle. :-D

    Nice to meet you.

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  12. Isn't the fact we can ponder that rationalization a miracle unto its self?

    Break? Hey I need one of those. :)
    Have a good time and do treat yourself to some ice cream this weekend.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  13. Linda,
    Thanks, I will give it my best effort! :)

    Marja,
    Yes, contrary to popular belief, I do! lol You have a great week too!

    Lydia,
    You enjoy your weekend, okay?

    Misha,
    It's great to meet you too. Enjoyed my stop at your blog!

    Jules,
    Yes, you know, you are right! Smart girl, you are! Ice cream? I'm in!

    Take care all,
    Karen

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  14. I supposed I frequently forget to appreciate the miracle, but I recognize they are there. I would never dream to say otherwise.

    I hope your family's ok and all their property!

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  15. Fantastic quote, Karen--thanks for sharing. I believe miracles are happening all the time--big ones and little ones--if we just look for them, and appreciate them when we see them...

    Enjoy your break!

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  16. Karen:
    This quote says something very profound. It draws a mark in the sand,so to speak. Either we believe that everything is a miracle or not. A baby's birth is only the beginning of miracles. Each of us having another day is one we tend to take for granted. Having a special friendship with someone is a miracle we often overlook. I could go on, but you get the picture.
    Enjoy your holiday and your break.

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  17. Oh, I agree! I try to live my life thankful, as if everything is a miracle. I'm happier this way.

    Have a great break,
    Jen

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  18. Victoria,
    I wonder if a consciousness of them just helps us focus on what's important in the big picture, you know? :)

    Kenda,
    You are welcome, glad you liked it! Aiming to be more thankful always. :)

    Cecelia,
    Yes, you make a great point! It really makes you think, doesn't it?
    Thanks!

    Jen,
    Thankful, yes, that's what and where I want to be always! We are happier in this mode, aren't we?

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Enjoy your break! (I'm with Einstein. Everything is a miracle!)

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  20. I'd like to say a miracle, but honestly it's somewhere in between.

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  21. I think my vote is that there is a middle ground between nothing being a miracle and everything being one. I try to see the silver lining in every cloud, and count my blessings--sometimes literally, depending on the type of day I'm having.

    Enjoy your time off. Be well. :-)

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  22. Oh, I forgot it was Labor Day weekend. Have a great one!

    I appreciate all good things, but I never forget that sometimes we make miracles happen ourselves -- by believing is us and others around us. Er, I hope that makes sense!

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  23. Hi Karen -

    Enjoy your break!

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  24. Lisa,
    Thank you! I think his quote sheds a different light on everyday life. :)

    Joylene,
    I like to look at it as a measure of God's grace and mercy working in our lives, you know? Congrats on the new grandson!

    Janette,
    Counting blessings, yes, that is a very good thing! Thanks so much! :)

    Talli,
    I am surprised that you even remember a US holiday! You are on top of things.

    Susan,
    Thanks a bunch. You kow what's on my to-do list!

    Rachna,
    Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. I choose to live as if every day was a miracle. I've had some good ones.

    Have an enjoyable break. Hope you see some miracles along the way.

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  26. I am often bedazzled in amazement at the miracles around me. I would question just about everything but I don't want to annoy others too much.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  27. Nancy,
    I think the biggest thing I take away from this is to note that every blessing I have is an amazing thing. Apart from God's mercy, I have nothing.

    Lee,
    Yes, I agree. And you know, I don't think you question things too much. You are a writer after all!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  28. This is a great reminder Karen, to stay in a heart of gratitude. Have a wonderful break.

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  29. Lynn,
    Well said, you hit the nail on the head! :)

    Laura,
    Thanks so much!

    Have a great week,
    Karen

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  30. Have a great break!

    Angela@ The Bookshelf Muse

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  31. I live my life with wonder and expectation. Each night I close my eyes not knowing if the sun will rise: Each morning breaks like a miracle...and I praise God!

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  32. I like the "everything is" version, Karen. I'm learning to see God's fingerprints in the smallest things, and it's a blessing!

    Have a wonderful break. Refresh, recharge, and return to us, okay? :)

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  33. Hi, Karen.

    I like the "everything is" version. That we have been given life here on Earth is a miracle, and the greatest miracle of all is the promise of eternal life. Everything in between is a miracle, too :-)

    Blessings.
    Jean

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  34. Angela,
    Thank you! How's that book coming? :)

    Joy,
    Yes, something to be very thankful for! :)

    Rhonda,
    I like that - God's fingerprints! You should be a writer! :D

    Jean,
    Yes, yes, and yes! :) Thanks for coming by and following!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  35. Great reminders Karen! I've had a hit and miss winter over here with my blogging. I needed to read this today. Great encouragement!
    Bless you
    Dotti :)

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  36. I think we live our live as both, only at different periods.

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  37. Dorothy,
    Glad to lend a little encouragement. :) Hope all is well with you and your gang. Stay warm!

    ES,
    Thanks for coming by and commenting! I think you have a good point. There are ups and downs; in the long run they bring us to where we are supposed to be.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a blessed day!