Isn’t that interesting? I find it interesting that a guy like Albert would be sitting around thinking about surreal topics like miracles and how to live your life. I mean really! Just imagine a guy this smart, with everything he had to think about! Sounds pretty amazing until you stop to ask yourself, what else is a really smart person going to think about? What else matters at the end of a long hard day but how you lived that day, the last hour and the last few minutes? Then ask yourself what could possibly be more important in your life right now than the miracle of the next few moments? I also think it is likely that a really smart person goes even further and contemplates the miracle filled possibilities for the next few hours, days, and weeks ahead. So what does that look like? I think what Albert was trying to say is that we will see what we expect to see. We can wallow in a mundane, listless, and disappointing life or we can concelebrate the miracle of an eventful, exciting, and fulfilling life. This reminds me of a story about a wise old guy pumping gas on the outskirts of a small town. A car pulls in for gas and the driver asks “how are the people in this town?” The gas guy thinks for a moment and then asks “well, how were the people where you lived? And the driver said “oh, I hated it there because everyone was so rude and inconsiderate. I didn’t have a single friend and I was glad to leave it all behind.” So the gas guy thinks for a moment longer and says “well, if I had to guess I would say you will find people around here are about the same.” A little while later another car pulls in and the driver asks “how are the people in this town?” Once again the gas guy asks “how were the people where you lived?” This time the driver said “oh the people were so nice, I had lots of friends, and it was hard to leave them all behind.” And the wise old gas guy says “well, if I had to guess I would say you will find the people around here are about the same.” If you want to be the best you can be then be a smart person like Albert and put your faith in the miracles of life and expect nothing less than the best for yourself.