Have you noticed, we don’t wonder enough anymore?

I mean awe in the little things of life. Like

the infinite hues of the sky.

The flowers that grow in sidewalk cracks.

Smiles that light up peoples’ eyes.

How often do you stop to appreciate the fact that we live in a world where there are trees?

And laughter.

And kisses.

That shiver in your stomach when thunder rolls overhead.

The way a person’s face glows when they talk about something they love.

That you can walk on the beach and find heart-shaped rocks, or shells that have been caressed by the tides till they’re smooth and perfect.

That we live under a warm, beautiful sun that brings freckles to our skin.

The scent of rain.

I think it may be that technology and society have so far advanced we’re beginning to take some of the most beautiful, smaller things in life for granted. We’re in such a hurry – continually – to accomplish what’s important… and we’re stopping less and less to really look around at the world we live in.

Take the time to watch a sunset now and then. If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it. I think the world would be a happier place if more people stopped to smile, stopped to wonder at the little things.





13 thoughts on “wonder

  1. have recently witness beautiful sunsets in both SC and Florida. Gorgeous canvases. Words help us capture the beauty. Sort of.


  2. I love the smell of rain. I always have to sit outside for a few minutes during a storm or shower and just relax and breathe it all in. (Thankfully, we’ve been having a number of those lately!)

    Sadly, I’m often very busy, and feel like I don’t have time to sit still and just look around and listen. I get 30 minutes right after work with the horses, where I grain the old guys, and I love just sitting in the barn and listening to all the noises. :)

    I love this post!!


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