a list of things that are true

Wednesday, June 21, 2017





if you're reading this, all of the following are true:





1. you are alive. as your lungs rise and fall, your body is taking in air -- 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and less than 1% other gases -- and turning it into energy and sustenance and life. because you are reading this, your time isn't up yet. go do big things.

2. you are sitting on a land mass that is in volume approximately 260 million cubic miles as it orbits the sun at 66 thousand miles an hour whilst it rotates at various speeds around 1000 miles an hour, depending how far north or south you are from the equator. as we sit still, we are moving at rapid speeds. we are living, breathing miracles.*

3. the sun is 92.96 million miles away. if it were any closer, you'd scorch; any further, you'd freeze.

4. inside your skull sits an organ composed of neurons, dendrites, axons, water, and fat that gives you the capability to turn these squiggly lines into meaning and comprehend that meaning in a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a second.

5. the average human heart beats 108,000 times a day. yours is beating right now. never forget that feeling.

6. love is not a societal construct. it exists, and you are capable of making someone feel it. share some love today, okay?



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* information courtesy of NASA

11 comments:

  1. I love this so so much. It's crazy thinking just how big and complex this world is. God is so incredible.

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  2. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PROFOUND THINGS I HAVE EVER READ.
    LIKE WOW.
    OUCH.
    THANK YOU
    <3333333333333333333

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  3. LOVE THIS. So many reasons to be thankful to exist.

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    1. Yes!! For me, it's important to remember that our very existence is a miracle :)

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  4. Great post, but unusual! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Saanvi! To be usual is the very least of my aspirations :)

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  5. Ohhh, this is beautiful, Mary Shelley. <3

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  6. Beautiful pic, btw! Happy to find your blog again ;)
    -Michaila
    seventytimeseven.com

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