Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wonder

Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

Wonder

–verb (used without object)


  1. to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system.

  2. to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel (often fol. by at )

  3. to doubt



I started the Year of Months with the goal of expanding my horizons, but it wasn't until reading this question that I realized that project regularly instills a sense of wonder in me. There are months that have made me feel like I have a completely new set of eyes with which to see the world. I'm often seeing things that don't make sense to me and, instead of dismissing them, I find myself trying to understand them. And maybe experiencing them a little bit later.

The other thing I regularly do that cultivates wonder in my life is: reading. When you read, you get to see the world through the author's eyes who is trying to understand it through their character's eyes. They notice things I would never notice and find importance in the smallest of details.

What about you? Do you do anything that cultivates a sense of wonder for you? If you don't, I'd recommend it :-)

This post is part of my #reverb10. Check out their website for more information.

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