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Welcome to The Daily Quote – a podcast designed to kickstart your day in a positive way. I’m your host, Andrew McGivern, and today is June 30th.

It is National Meteor Watch Day, a perfect excuse to look up and marvel at the wonders of the night sky. It’s a day to appreciate those brief, brilliant streaks of light that remind us how vast and spectacular our universe is. So, if you get the chance tonight, take a moment to gaze upwards—you might just catch a glimpse of something extraordinary.

Our quote for today comes from the legendary Carl Sagan, an astronomer who had a unique way of making the cosmos feel personal. He once said,

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

Reflecting on this quote, it’s incredible to think that the same elements that make up the stars also make up you and me. On National Meteor Watch Day, this idea feels especially poignant. As you watch those meteors blaze across the sky, remember that you’re connected to something much larger than yourself. You’re not just a passive observer of the universe; you’re an active part of it.

There’s something wonderfully humbling about Sagan’s words. They serve as a reminder that, despite our daily worries and struggles, we’re part of a grander story—a cosmic narrative that stretches back billions of years and will continue long after we’re gone. It’s a bit like realizing you’re a tiny, but essential, character in a vast, unfolding epic.

So tonight, when you look up and see a meteor streaking across the sky, take a moment to appreciate the wonder and the science behind it. Remember Carl Sagan’s words and feel a bit of that cosmic connection. And if you happen to make a wish on that shooting star, well, who knows? Maybe the universe is listening.

Thank you for joining me on The Daily Quote. I’m Andrew McGivern, wishing you a day filled with wonder and a night filled with starlight. See you next time!

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