My two-and-a-half-year-old son and I were heading to daycare the other day—the same exact route we always go. Yep. Every day, we stroller down the same street to get there. So I said to my son that even though we always go the same exact path, things are always different in some way on this supposedly exact same path.
For example, the people walking down the street alongside us are different people. The cars we’re passing are different cars and, thereby, lots of different colors. The weather in the air has a different temperature and even a different smell sometimes. Our clothes are different. The conversation we’re having is different. The possibilities ahead of us are different.
I told him we should both be aware of what is different each day, because each day holds something new to see, something new to hear, something new to learn, something new to experience.
And it’s true.
All of this kinda reminds me of a Paulo Cuelho quote: “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
Today, as you go through your day, pay attention to what is new and different. Keep your eyes open for today’s new miracles.
Karen Salmansohn is a bestselling author and award winning designer with over one-million books sold and founder of the popular inspirational website notsalmon.com. She writes and art directs inspirational books/motivation for both adults and kids. Her best selling e-book Prince Harming Syndrome was loved and recommended on Oprah’s site – and applies equally to Princess Harmings. She’s also very friendly, so feel free to drop on by her site and say hello!
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