Life is quite a roller coaster journey. It takes you on ups and downs that no one would ever believe. It is quite amazing, that my mom and dad can produce a child that grows up to become me, myself, and I.
It’s quite wonderful and wondrous - this process of life. How we even got to this stage is quite miraculous to say the least.
I’m quite blown away by all the wealth of abilities that human beings have at their disposal. Even simple thing, like being able to hold tools with their hands. It’s not a small task. And not a lot of other animals - if any - can complete such a feat.
It’s amazing, how much these hands can do. Playing the piano. Playing tennis. Holding your iPhone. Holding chopsticks. Punching and smacking. Doing pushups. It’s endless. Just these two miraculous little limbs can help humans build skyscrapers.
It’s just something to keep in the back of my mind. How every function that I do comes from a part of my human body. It’s a blessing and quite amazing.
Let’s get to the brain as well. We can remember, we can form logical thoughts, we can speak, we can feel happy and sad, and on and on it goes.
The brain is a magnificent tool if used properly. And we human beings are blessed with the most advanced cerebral capacity there is on the face of this Earth.
It’s just that some of us don’t know how to use this beautiful tool properly, and therefore we develop side effects like anxiety, depression, worry, and all other negative feelings.
And the heart. My goodness, what an organ. How it can seamlessly pump blood through our entire body with no effort and no reminder. It’s just amazing how the human body is put together.
I can go on and on about the kidneys, the intestines, the lungs, the throat, the bones, and everything. It’s an endless miracle this thing we call the human body.
What an amazing tool to be blessed with. This life in general is so wonderful and it truly is painful to see the worries and deaths and other horrors going around in this country - especially with the coronavirus.
The way it can ravage our bodies is something that hasn’t been seen since the Spanish Flu of 1918. It is dreadful to learn that the country is still seeing spiking cases - particularly in the South and the West.
I’m so confused as to whether we are in the first wave or now encountering the second wave. Counties reopened too soon and now we are paying a dreadful price for it all.
In these times of dire straits, it’s important that we still see the silver linings of everything. Even in these times of horror, of loss of life, of anxiety and worry, it is still important to see the beautiful side of nature.
And there are still a lot of things in this world that we can be proud and grateful for. Just looking inward and feeling the whole cosmos of the human body can help us gain perspective on the importance of what we have.
These hands. These legs. These feet. This head. This neck. This stomach and back. Our internal organs. Our ability to think. And speak. And feel. And laugh. And cry. And hold hands. And punch back. And live in the moment.
All of this is a gift. And it is a wonderful blessing to have. All these things that we see to be normal and mundane and even boring. These are all gifts to us in this world.
And this big wide world is beautiful to behold. I still remember clearly the latest trip I went on with my parents to Iceland. It was an amazing experience, nothing like I’ve ever seen before.
And taking that road trip across the Ring Road was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One that I thankfully captured with pictures and can talk to my grandchildren about as the years go by.
The world is a wonder. The human body is a wonder. Everything is a beautiful dance. And life is quite a progression of ups and downs. But, it’s how you perceive what you get that matters.
So, in times of distress, just wonder. How did I get to be in this world? What am I still blessed with? What can I do to help others thrive? How can I see life in a beautiful and miraculous way?
And just be amazed at every big and tiny experience that you come across. That is what makes life beautiful and humbling.