A feeling of surprise
mingled with admiration,
caused by something beautiful,
unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
I was thinking about “a sense of wonder” as I painted this little bird.
I have decided it is something intrinsic to human nature, happiness and wisdom.
Could we long for the sensation of wonder, yet become too focused on time? Now the word “drudgery mentality” comes to mind. Wonder only requires only a few seconds, and lifts my heart for hours.
Could wonder be something we allow to arrive, keep as a constant possibility, a sensitivity to, anticipate and embrace without prejudice? Without wonder, I begin to miss the magic contained in the many moments of each day.
Wonder is the heartbeat of thoughtful joy. Without wonder, we could become despondent and depressed.
We can not buy “a sense of wonder.”
Therefore, wonder may just be a conscious choice, a state of mind ready for the miraculous. Choose moments of wonder today. Find wonder in the ordinary. The smell of a lemon, the light on the pavement, the beat of your own heart…….so many choices.
…and have fun.
– Thank you.