Entry #4 – The Greatest Miracle in the World

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Date: Friday June 3rd, 2016
Time: 23:41:04

My day has been insanely busy but at this moment, I feel refreshed. I had so many ideas today I wish I’d written down (WORKING ON IT). I’m going to wing it! πŸ˜€

In honor of today’s blogging challenge, I dedicate this post to YOU.

I mentioned that I have some awe-inspiring goals. I haven’t actually written them all down yet, but one of the first is to inspire you to be the best you can possibly be. As cheesy as this sounds, you can achieve every single one of your dreams. You can be exactly the person that you want to be. The key? Believe that you can.

It’s not going to happen overnight. It won’t even be easy, but it’ll be 100% worth it. And I speak from experience. I no longer have “bad” days. My life is simply awesome…every second of it.

Approximately half a year ago, I read a book by Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World. It is a fabulous book, but it contains a hidden treasure that those who quit reading early would never find. This treasure is the God Memorandum. I’ve uploaded a template that I personally formatted because I liked the text so much. Whether or not you consider yourself religious, I challenge you to read it at least once. If it inspires you, print a copy, write your name and date, and keep it in your room! If not, no harm done πŸ™‚


I’m going to end this post with a short story1 I love.

The Starfish Story

     One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
     Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
     The youth replied, ” Throwing the starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
     “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
     After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

So I say again if I can change just your life for the better, the effort will be well worth it. In fact, I’m truly blessed because you aren’t a starfish2. You are the greatest miracle in the world and hold unimaginable power. If you find this blog improves your day, share it with someone. You just might help them out too! More inspiration to come tomorrow 😎

To awkward endings,

  1. This particular version is from Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Personal Achievement. Original story by Loren Eiseley. 
  2. No offense Patrick… 

10 thoughts on “Entry #4 – The Greatest Miracle in the World

  1. This was a lovely sentiment. I’ve included here the original quote from Loren Eiseley

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    β€œOnce upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

    One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

    As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

    He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

    The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

    “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.

    To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

    Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

    At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said,
    “It made a difference for that one.”
    ― Loren Eiseley

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  2. I do love this entry so much! It is very inspiring and eye opening. I will have to check out that book for sure!! Thank you for this post!

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