It was Einstein who said
either nothing is a miracle,
or everything is –
a jagged mountain range,
lilacs in bloom,
a peacock unfurled,
sun on your arm,
the touch of a stranger.

Take your pick: be surprised
by nothing at all,
or by everything that is.

Maryanne Hannan

Taken from Bedside Prayers :  Prayers & Poems for When You Rise and Go to Sleep 

by June Cotner (Editor) (Paperback – November 1999)