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[Reverb10] Wonder

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The only way to cultivate wonder is to stop, strip away the layers of superficial weighing you down and live.

[The wonder of the ‘insignificant’]

You will see me get super excited about finding another penguin to join my Penguin Posse.

If I get that perfect cup of coffee in the morning, it adds a little extra hop to my step.

Getting that perfect shot of the moon & falling in love with photography all over again

Being able to sleep in after a long week of work & studying

A leisurely stroll through the city using a street I don’t normally use and discovering a wreck site

[The wonder of memories triggered across time & space]

Crossing time zones to attend the wedding of one of my soul sisters and spending a weekend filled with love and bonding with women who have been in my life for years.

Getting on the bus at 3:30 a.m. from D.C. to N.Y, and remembering the bus trips we used to take back in Turkey. When I told my dad about it, and I mentioned the 15 minute stop, he brought up an inside joke.

[The wonder of laughter]

Inside jokes

Favorite qutes

Randomly getting into a giggly mood and spreading the joy.

Embracing my immigrant moments & ‘speech impediment’

Laughing until drinks come out my nose [and maybe I pee a little]

Seeing my favorite stand-up comics and laughing without restraint.

Making silly faces and being ridiculous in public.

[The wonder of living]

This year I learned to live and felt the wonder of my own thoughts.

“Wonder is not a Pollyanna stance, not a denial of reality; wonder is an acknowledgment of the power of the mind to transform.” -Christina Baldwin

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Today’s prompt: How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeff Davis)

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  • Ryan Knapp December 4, 2010, 6:51 pm

    The only way to cultivate wonder is to stop, strip away the layers of superficial weighing you down and live.

    Perfectly said. A nice and poignant #reverb10 post. Well done.

    • PrincessQ December 4, 2010, 6:53 pm

      Thank you!

  • amanda December 4, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Laughing until drinks come out my nose [and maybe I pee a little] <—-love this!

    • PrincessQ December 5, 2010, 4:22 pm

      🙂

  • magnolia December 5, 2010, 7:24 pm

    oh yeah. i am so with you on the laughter thing. there’s nothing better than being weird in public. lord knows i did enough of that last night…

    • PrincessQ December 5, 2010, 8:50 pm

      I always do it…haha

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