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Daily Inspiration: Augusten Burroughs’ Everyday Miracles

"Miracles do happen. You must believe this. No matter what else you believe about life, you must believe in miracles. Because we are all, every one of us, living on a round rock that spins around and around at almost a quarter of a million miles per hour in an unthinkably vast blackness called space. There is nothing else like us for as far as our telescopic eyes can see. In a universe filled with spinning, barren rocks, frozen gas, ice, dust, and radiation, we live on a planet filled with soft, green leaves and salty oceans and honey made from bees, which themselves live within geometrically complex and perfect structures of their own architecture and creation. In our trees are birds whose songs are as complex and nuanced as Beethoven’s greatest sonatas. And despite the wild, endless spinning of our planet and its never-ending orbit around the sun–itself a star on fire–when we pour water into a glass, the water stays in the glass. All of these are miracles."

From his book, “This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike”, Augusten Burroughs has taken the time to really point out the obvious: that some days, it’s nice that the water stays in the glass, and things are okay in the world. After a bizarre start to life, Burroughs has gone on to write books, make films, become an ad executive, and generally deal with being a creative person on this giant flying rock we call Earth. May this serve as your daily reminder that things, on the whole, are kind of okay.

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