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