I Am Grateful

I am grateful.

I am grateful for the myriad essential miracles that make life possible…

…I am grateful that subatomic particles somehow came into existence out of nowhere.

…I am grateful that subatomic particles are perfectly configured such that they’re able to combine and form into nucleons and electrons.

…I am grateful that nucleons and electrons were somehow flawlessly arranged such that they could join to form the basic atoms of Hydrogen and Helium.

…I am grateful for the nuclear fusion reaction at the center of suns which transforms Hydrogen and Helium atoms into ever heavier atoms.

…I am grateful for atoms mingling in innumerable combinations to produce molecules.

…I am grateful for molecules which combine in beneficial and gregarious combinations to form macromolecules.

…I am grateful macromolecules further combine into amino acids and subsequently, into DNA and proteins.

…I am grateful for how all of the above magic-like miracles combine into the incredible machinery that are cells.

…I am grateful cells combine into tissues, then organs, then organ systems, and then entire organisms such as you and me.

…I am grateful for the highly improbable conscious thought residing in my mind. It granting me the miracle of looking back on and marveling over the universe that brought it into being.

…I am grateful for every moment of every day; for the innumerable layers, intricacies, interrelations, and dimensions needed to make life possible.

…I am grateful I can recognize my place in the jigsaw puzzle of being. That I am but a miniscule yet mighty part of much larger things operating within me and outside me.

…I am grateful to recognize and live the above. To witness and experience it. To articulate it and share it.

…I am grateful to recognize the divine and draw great solace from the many miracles that make life possible.

I am indeed grateful for the myriad miracles that make life possible.

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