There’s so much still for us to explore in our universe.
We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the depths of our own oceans.
For example: Have you heard about the hydra? It’s a tiny jellyfish relative that looks like a teeny tube stuck to a rock, with a few tentacles waving about on the unattached end. It sort of resembles a piece of a sea anemone. The largest hydras are just over an inch long.
Hydras are amazing because they are essentially immortal.
Now, most animals this size have a very short lifespan – you’d expect your pet hydras to live a few weeks at most.
But these tiny creatures can apparently live forever, as long as they have food, light and clean fresh water to live in. Daniel Martinez confirmed this by keeping a bunch in tanks in his home , feeding them and cleaning the water every couple of days.
After 4 years, Daniel gave up. He finally got tired of hand-feeding his little pets, cleaning their water, and waiting for them to die. Besides, he had a thesis to write.
The point is, that if a creature smaller than a toothpick can turn out to be immortal, what other miracles are waiting out there for us to discover?
Ask for your own miracle today!
And don’t forget to offer an attitude of gratitude for that miracle. Even if it presents itself differently than you expected, be grateful. Know that what you get will be what you need (though it may not be immortality).
And celebrate today. We’re not immortal, but we as a species are uniquely creative, amazingly inventive, and unendingly surprising.
How will you express that creative impulse today?
What will you do today to make our world a better place?
Who will you be a blessing to, today?
Photo of sea anemone by Ernest Ojeh , courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude,