Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The Magical Air That You Breathe

“It’s quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person — beguiled and enchanted.”

Mary Ellen Chase

If someone had told me a few years back to be grateful for the air that I breathe, I would have thought the person was crazy. It wouldn’t have made a bit of sense to me; why on earth would anyone be grateful for the air they breathe?

But as my life changed from using gratitude, the things that I took for granted or didn’t give a second thought about became an absolute miracle to me. I went from sweating the small stuff in my little world and day-to-day life, to opening my eyes and thinking about the bigger picture and wonder of the Universe.

As the great scientist Newton said, “When I look at the solar system, I see the Earth at the right distance from the Sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This didn’t happen by chance.”

Those words made me think more and more about the bigger picture. It’s not an accident that there’s a protective atmosphere surrounding us and that beyond it there is no air or oxygen. It’s not an accident that the trees give off oxygen so that our atmosphere is continually replenished.

It’s not an accident that our solar system is perfectly placed, and that if it were anywhere else in the Galaxy we would most likely be devastated by cosmic radiation.

There are thousands of parameters and ratios that support life on Earth; all of them are on a knife-edge, and their fine-tuning is so critical that a fraction of a difference in any of these parameters and ratios would make life unlivable on planet Earth. It’s difficult to believe any of these things could have happened by accident. It would seem that they are perfectly designed, perfectly placed, perfectly balanced, for us!

thank you, thank you, thank you for trusting my wisdom.

to be continued.