Friday November 9, 2012
Looking for wonder this week?
There’s plenty to be found…and blessings, too.
I’m linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five, where we share our blessings from the week.
And there's another place to celebrate gratefulness this week -- with Bigger Picture Blogs over at Jade Keller's blog.
My favorites from this week:
1. Exercising my rights as a citizen. My husband and I visited our polling place on Tuesday and we were there about an hour and a half. We’re usually in and out in a few minutes but, surprisingly, I wasn’t annoyed in the least. I was thrilled to see so many participating in a great endeavor, valuing their rights and privileges enough to wait in line to vote. Whether your candidate won or not, you’ve got to celebrate the fact that we have the right to make our voices heard. Liberty is a wonderful, valuable thing.
2. Anticipation. I love the upcoming holidays and, even more, I cherish the idea of family time. In the next two months, we’ll get to spend time with all the boys and my mom. I’m so looking forward to it.
3. Two nice emails. One, from one of my students, read something like this: “Thanks for inspiring me to write.” Sweet…and rewarding. And the other asked if I’d be interested in writing a magazine article I queried a while back. It was a welcome surprise, and you can believe I said yes!
4. Birthday cupcakes. They were right on time, several weeks ago, but I’m belated in mentioning them. I was so tickled that day when my friend announced at lunch in the teacher’s lounge, “I made birthday cupcakes for Laura!” I was just thinking last night about how sweet that was, and how sweet my friend is. Just had to mention it.
5. A quote.
“Remember when you were little and thought everything was amazing? It still is.” (Dan O’Donnell)
I do love a sense of wonder. (And so does Jean Wise, who I “borrowed” this quote from – thanks, Jeanie!)
It’s far too easy to get complacent with the wonders of the world and the life God has given us. O’Donnell’s quote reminds me to hang onto the childlike wonder.
Wishing you wonder this week,