There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
I’ll grant you, not everything is going to feel like a “miracle.”
But the bigger point here is that how you approach things matters.
The set of mind you bring to your life is absolutely critical.
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Ever hear the story of the gentleman who runs a drawbridge and is asked by a traveler “what are people like in the next town?”
To which he replies: “what are people like in your town?”
“Oh they’re very nice, friendly and helpful.”
The gentleman tells the traveler: “The people are same there.”
Not long after another traveler asks: “what are the people like in the next town?”
And the gentleman asks again, “what are the people like in your town?”
“Oh, they’re not very nice at all, some are even nasty and stupid.”
Without missing a beat, the gentleman replies: “Oh, I’m afraid they’re like that too.”
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You know what?
The gentleman minding the drawbridge is right, in both cases.
The mindset you bring to anything is the single most, and often the only, important determinant of your experience.