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Just ONE Turtle in all the oceans...

Hello there! How are you doing with the your transition from summer to fall so far? Vacations are over, school is back in session and the colors of summer are beginning to sway. Leaves on our trees are starting to fall into the water. And, although it is a little sad to turn this page, there are really so many nice things about the fall months. It just seems right to watch all those leaves float along with the current. There is no need to run the air conditioner, so the windows and doorways are open to let in a fresh breeze! The seasonal depression demons are at bay! This IS the best time of year actually for someone like me who enjoys being connected to the outdoors, even while I am indoors. If only this was THE season throughout the year...I'd be on top of the world emotionally and would feel peaceful and happy more than not.

On a completely different note, I have a question for you today. Have you ever researched the statistics that offer a little math on the chances of being the "lottery winner" with regard to getting a chance to do life here, on planet Earth? Have you ever wondered about all those relationships (the ones in your family tree that you never met and have long since passed away) that were pivotal in creating the lineage necessary to bring about your own creation? Don't flinch...this is not going to morph into a post on sex education; or a creation study (at least not today! haha). And, it's not about that moment of conception that ignited your being...I am just curious about all that ancestry that had to happen for us to get into the lottery pool and then "BE" the winning ticket. Have you ever done an ancestry search of the people who came before you? Do you ever wonder "what if" they DIDN'T get together. Who would you be? Or, WOULD you be? Well, I can tell you wouldn't!!! It's mind blowing that any of us got to play a part on the worlds stage!!! So much so, that I felt compelled to research the statistics and think on the possibility, or lack thereof...and then try to understand just how minute the truth of the matter really really is.

The stats I read are as follows and you can verify it too, if you find it too hard to believe.

So here it is: "Imagine there was one life preserver thrown somewhere in some ocean (in the entire world) and there is exactly one turtle in all these oceans, swimming underwater somewhere. The probability that you came about and exist today is the same as that turtle sticking its head out of the water - in the middle of that life preserver...on ONE try.

The math equation to justify that is: 1 in 10 to the 2,685,000 power!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a few comparisons to consider to help understand what that number really means for you:

The number of atoms in the body of an average male weighing 175 lbs is about:

10 to the 27th power

The number of atoms making up the earth is about:

10 to the 50th power

The number of atoms in the known, observable universe is estimated at:

10 to the 80th power

Did you know that a "googol" is a 1 with 100 zeros behind it or 1.0 x 10 to the 100th power to give you a big number, but small in relation to the figure above

Or, you can think of it like this:

It is the probability of 2 million people getting together (about the population of San Diego) each to play a game of dice with trillion-sided dice. They each roll the dice, and they all come up with the exact same number - for example: 500,343,279,001



Does this cause you to think of how incredibly special you are...just because you ARE? So, no matter what your life is or has been or what will be, you are an amazing, unique, more than one in a million, rarer than rare individual. You have characteristics that NO ONE will EVER have. You are the only one of you that will EVER longer than a long shot. The world wouldn't be the same without you; remember that! So even on your worst day; it's still a good day in the great scheme of things...yes? Does this realization give you any encouragement to try that "something" you've been wanting to try? A new hobby? Dreaming a new dream and finding a way to make it reality? Creating something? Learning something new? Planning to visit that place you've always wanted to see? are THE only one of you there will ever be to do that "thing". Knowing and believing that you are beyond special and unique could be a great place to start something new, does it not? Because, once again, you are the only one of YOU that can do that! Think on this brilliant deduction for a moment!

I hope you enjoyed this "data" today...and that is gave you a little insight into your extraordinary uncommon self. And, just so you know I didn't make up the stats, I found all this from a few websites - , ,

Until next time...just be YOU!

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