Applauding life – a repost

If you have a roof over your head, if you know where the next meal is coming from, if you have meaningful work (paid or unpaid), if the Americans aren’t dropping bombs on your head, and there is some kind of “rule of law”, then you are doing extraordinarily well, by most historical, political and economic standards. DT

(ps a fat, fluffy and sighing cat on your lap is an added bonus)
And this-

http://zenhabits.net/applause/
I went for a run along the beach at sunset yesterday, foam kissing my bare feet, smooth sand caressing my soles, and the sky exploding with color.

I paused for breath, mostly because the sky, and the Pacific, had borrowed my breath from me.

I stopped and applauded.

This is the only response that life deserves: overjoyed applause.

This morning, wherever you are, whatever life has given you, take a moment to really appreciate this gift, and applaud. I mean, actually applaud.

Then give back to life, something, anything, to show your gratitude for this miracle you’ve been given. Do anything: be kind to someone, create something, be gentle with your children, do something where your body feels full of life.

We often not only take life for granted, but complain about it. Life isn’t perfect, work is boring, people are too rude, drivers are idiots, no one gets me, I have too many things to do. But goodness, look around you! What a wonder life is! If only we would take the time to see it, to really appreciate it, and to applaud.

This moment is a ridiculously generous miracle. Give it up, folks, for life.

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