Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#reverb10 - Wonder

How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?
 Jeffrey Davis)
Hmmm...I don't know that I can honestly say that I have conscientiously cultivated a sense of wonder in my Life this year. This has been a difficult year. Finding wonder didn't really make the to-do list.

It hasn't always been this way.

An unexpected happy discovery.

I'm sure that many who have answered this reverb have mentioned children. I've been blessed with four incredible kids who continually remind me of the wonder of this Life. It's easy to spot the wonder in them, isn't it? It's that shine of innocence, when their face lights up, that smile that somehow skips it's way across your face and onto your heart.

When I started pondering this prompt, some words from a song, from my childhood (and their's), sprang to mind. You may know them yourself...

"...Life's a happy game
You could clown around forever
Neither one of you sees your natural boundaries
Life's one happy game.

If only the world wouldn't get in the way
If only people would just let you play
They say you're both being fools
You're breaking all the rules
They can't understand the magic of your wonderland..."

The Best of Friends
From "The Fox and the Hound"
Composed by Richard Johnston and Stan Fidel

The funny thing is, I didn't remember the words quite like that...I was singing that last line as, "...they can't understand the magic of your wonder..."

Here's a video clip (the song starts about 1:30).

Being a member of the Adult Conspiracy (Piers Anthony, anyone?), it's more difficult for those blossoms of goodness to be recognized in my Life.

So, I'm making daily choices to:
Slow down.
Pay attention.
Be present.

There's only so many hours in the day...I want more of them to be spent enjoying and appreciating this Life, experiencing the wonder.

Even if it means dirty laundry, running the dishwasher and eating cereal for dinner.


  1. I thought that perhaps you wouldn't mind if I stopped by to give you a little comment love!! You just commented on my Cultivating Wonder post about taking my family on the train ride and thought I'd pop over.

    It's important to stop and smell the roses and remember to be silly and fill your soul with wonderment! Here's to you finding that time and getting some sparkle in your eye!

  2. Oh..and P.S. you are now going to be featured on my know...there's always a bright side to this sort of stuff!! More comment lovin from CARM!

  3. Nothing wrong with cereal for dinner hun..... go find the poem that ends "quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my babay and babies don't keep...."


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