Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Wonder

A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

Desire or be curious to know something.

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead - Albert Einstein

A sense of wonder is something that I have always believed is necessary to live a full life. I may be wrong, but not for me. Approaching the world with a sense of childlike wonder. To marvel in the delights that are offered to us on a daily basis and to always be curious about everything. To me that is life.

It is one of the things that I really don't have to work on because it is often there beneath the surface. I have more than once just stopped dead in my tracks on a winter night because I am blown away by the clarity of the stars.

I always want to keep learning. I think being intensly curious about everything helps to make me a better person. And a happier one. I want never to lose my sense of wonder - it helps make up the parts of me that I have always delighted in.

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity - e. e. cummings


  1. Fun post! Without the sense of wonder, life is boring!! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living,

  2. This is great. I love learning, too. I love teaching myself new things. The most recent are digital photography and the ukulele. I also feel that we get a sense of wonder from the simple childlike things, like Playdough & coloring. I have purple Playdough & a Strawberry Shortcake coloring book. They're awesome and I'm always surprised at what great stress relievers they are!

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections