Sunday, April 3, 2011

Each Moment is a Gem~ Buddhist Thought for the Day


"Each moment you are alive is a gem. You only need to breathe gently for the miracles to be displayed." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The birthday card my aunt sent this year
had this sentiment on it. Little did she know, the Buddhist calendar The Chef got me for Christmas
had this very sentiment for the month of February. So when I read it, I knew I'd seen it before and I needed to pay attention. 
A friend of ours from Greece survived colon cancer
and his daily motto is:
"Each day is a gift!" 
And each motto reminds me of the other. 

Wishing you the miraculous gift of every single day!


(Photography copyright: Kirsten Steen)

3 comments:

donna baker said...

Kirsten,I can't believe we have so much in common or that you saw CHERRY BLOSSOMS. I am going to post of Paris soon.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH YES, each day must not be taken for granted, indeed! This is a truth that rings in any system of belief and must be embraced for we are all on the same calendar of life!!! Have a PRECIOUS DAY Kirsten! Anita

I_am_Tulsa said...

That is one beautiful picture! So matching the beautiful words of wisdom...