Wonder is such an important part of life, and with so much on we rarely take time to engage with it. Ironically, it doesn’t take up too much time, and to wonder does not cost a cent. We were out the other night, and this little baby was completely mind blown by the twinkling fairy lights, enraptured with them. Through their eyes, I saw the lights completely differently, with utter wonder. Remember when you used to find shapes in clouds? And look at the stars. And make kingdoms in your mind for the ants, and what might be living in the forests, in the garden at night, all sorts of wonders just out of sight. I used to lie awake in the middle of the night sometimes when I was about 7 and 8, and think to myself ‘I must be the only person on the whole earth awake right now!!’ Of course I didn’t know about time zones and billions on earth and the reality. However, what was important is that there were curiosity and a sense of awe.
Let’s spend this week returning to our natural wonder and marvel at the life we live, the world we live in, the entire universe that surrounds us.
Written with love,