How easily we can forget

“How easily we can forget how precious life is!  So long as we can remember, we’ve just been here, being alive.  Unlike other things for which we have a good comparison –  black to white, day to night, good to bad — we are so immersed in life that we can see it only in the context of itself. We don’t see life as compared to anything, to not-being, for example, to never having been born. Life just is. But life itself is a gift.

It’s a compliment just being born: to feel, breathe, think, play, dance, sing, work, make love, for this particular lifetime. Today, let’s give thanks for life. For life itself. For simply being born!”

~ Daphne Rose Kingma,  A Grateful Heart

2 thoughts on “How easily we can forget

  1. I must tell you that I own this photograph, though in color, and it is framed and hanging in my home. The photographer is Leeanne Staples and she is in New York, and takes amazing and clever, unexpected shots of the city. (I actually own a few of her pieces.) If you want to find more of her work, she’s easily found on Google+.

    And I thought I’d attribute this one for her.

    Thank you for all you do to uplift us, Bill, with your messages each day … They are always so well-chosen.


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