It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 24, Book 16

One cannot but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein

July 24th - we all need more awe and wonder

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.  Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

Betty Smith, Joy in the Morning

One of the goals I set for myself every day is to keep a sense of wonder, awe, and reverence for life.  The weary cynic in us needs hope. The overwhelmed worrier in us needs soothing. And the frustrated, angry and disappointed parts of ourselves need rest.  Allowing in more wonder and awe can do that.  Wonder and awe can enable a sense of gratitude, appreciation, joy, peace and contentment. They can heal because they nourish.

 A great gift that all of us should seek is is a gift of wonder and awe; the gift to appreciate God’s glories and wonders on display at every moment, and everything we see and everyone we encounter.

A wonder filled you is essential to a wonderful life

 Get out and awaken your sense of wonder , it's essential for leading a truly wonderful life.  Wonder is a sense of how grand and marvelous life is, both our own small lives and the vast and intricate web of being in which we exist.

When we are caught up in the wonder of it all, we find ourselves humble, grateful and curious. We are open to small beauties that surround us as we go through our ordinary tasks and we are open to the marvel of being part of something much larger than ourselves.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


jack69 said...

Ain't it the truth! There is so much we take for granted. The amazing things of nature such as the egg, we do have so much in our world to keep us in wonder and awe, if we will just pay attention.

Mevely317 said...

This reminds me of images astronauts send back to Earth, reminding us how vast is His universe.
Thank goodness, too, for the internet ... whereby a mighty ocean or a "grand" canyon can be visited with only a few keystrokes.

Debbie said...

Just watching a rose unfold as I have it in a container of water during the day is amazing to me. You are right! there is so much out there to be in awe of!
Great post!

betty said...

We live in such a beautiful world, so true this is much to be in awe of!


Rick Watson said...

Some of the best stories I've written and pictures I've taken we'd of common ordinary things.


Having that sense of wonder and awe would serve all people well if they embraced life more fully.