Today is unlikely.

If the tilt of the earth was just a degree different,

no today.

If it were just a little closer or further from the sun,

no today.

So the fact that the earth exists

and the sun came up is unlikely.

Yet we take it for granted.


You are unlikely.

We cannot fathom the number of



chemical reactions,


that combined to equal

our life.

Yet we take it for granted.


Maybe on this unlikely day,

with your unlikely self,

you should do some unlikely things

and show this unlikely world

what it means to honor the gift of