Love is an eye-contact sport. ~Steve Purcell
Myrlia is the co-founder of Look To The Stars and an author of children's books.
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
I, like you, am just a normal person living a normal life. But, by "normal" I don't mean mundane. Nothing that exists in this universe should ever be seen as mundane!
Take a moment to breathe. Look around you right now. You see a computer, a desk, maybe a window and trees outside. You see your hands. You feel your clothes against your skin. Perhaps you smell dinner cooking, or notice the familiar scents of your office.
Everything you have noticed just now is a miracle. Once, none of it existed. Can you picture the total absence of everything?
When was the last time you stopped and thought about where it all came from?
Everything you see around you, everything you eat, the air you breathe, is all made up of the remnants of stars, cooked up in their fiery bellies billions of years ago. As my five-year-old daughter likes to point out, "We are all made of stardust!"
The universe wants to live, so stardust gathered together and became p...