Discipline, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, Purpose, Vision

The Wonderful World of Wonder

I love nature’s beauty. Just admiring creation is amazing. The sun, moon, and stars. The changing of each season brings delight with the array of colors and scents. There is presence of awe and inspiration in these wonders.

Recently, I was able to behold one of nature’s magnificent wonders: Natural Bridge. Nestled in the foothills of the mountains is this amazing beauty. It is one that cannot be described in words, it has to be seen personally to understand. There are, of course, other wonders–this is one of my favorites that I definitely plan to visit again.

Personal photo: Natural Bridge

Many times I do not take advantage and enjoy the wonders. Sometimes I get so busy that I hardly stop and take notice of the beauty of the wonders around me. I wonder–what have I missed? What is it that I have not noticed?

Wonders are not just grand–wonders can also be small. The delight in the eyes of a precious child when they give a thoughtful gift. The icicles on trees after a fresh snow shining in the sun. A community coming together and helping a family after a tragic fire. Witnessing a beautiful wedding with a small group of family and friends. Tiny hands of a little one reaching and wanting to be held. People helping others selflessly, not expecting anything in return. The list of our wonders could continue.

Our Connections Challenge for the week: It really does not take much to be a wonder to another person. Surprise someone with a cookie, coffee, or tea. Take time to notice the wonders around you: those of nature or random acts of kindness. Be a wonder to someone this week.

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