Postcard from Up North

“There are 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

(Steam miraculously rises off of Little Traverse Bay, cold January morning.)

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  1. Maria Bill on January 6, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    Maureen, Thank you for reminding us of how precious life is. Everyday is a gift.

    • Maureen Abood on January 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      Yes, so precious. Thank you Maria.

  2. Sofia Perez on January 6, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Truer words have never been spoken. Why do we forget them so easily? I echo Maria’s sentiment: thanks for reminding us, Maureen.

    • Maureen Abood on January 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM

      We are in a constant state of forgetting/remembering/forgetting/remembering, no? Thanks Sofia, sending a hug from up here.

  3. Diane Nassir (Abowd) on January 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Hello Maureen from the Chihuahua Desert in NM–I am so blessed to have been raised by parents who valued the latter and I happily and gratefully live each moment in a state of awe. This is a most beautiful quote, one I have never read before, and so true. What a pleasure it is to take this journey with your gracious soul. Blessings.

  4. Celine on January 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    What a beautiful photo!!!

  5. Andrea on January 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    gorgeous morning!

  6. Pam Ogle on January 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Love the beauty of those words. I thank our Lord and Savior every morning for giving me another day to honor and glorify His name by putting a song in my heart for all the blessings we have. Your quotes and photographs are inspirational. Keep them coming!

    • Maureen Abood on January 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      How beautiful Pam, thank you.

  7. virginia lasher on January 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Maureen Thank you for your blog. Geralyn and I made the imjaddarah today and it was great. It is more fun when she comes and cooks with me and makea a nice salad to go with it.

    • Maureen Abood on January 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      I just love thinking of you and Geralyn cooking together. I know she loves it just as much as you do! How great that you made the lentils, and I heard you made soup too!! Thank you for sharing it with me. xo.

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