I bid you greetings on this most beautiful of days.
Here I am in my man-chair overlooking the lake, forested shore, mountains, and enjoying a cup of the latest bean from Starbucks. Gold Coast Blend, extra bold. It's "a complex, full bodied and intense blend - our biggest and boldest offering." All I know is it goes great with a side of Hershey's chocolate. Oh Yeah! Ah the simple pleasures of life.
Which brings me to todays offering. "In Wonderment." I believe this came from one of those 60's looking boxes from Celestial Teas. Enjoy.
"In Wonderment. Children are our greatest teachers. To practice gratefulness we need to let life surprise us with a glorious sunset, a luxurious back-rub, a mysterious phone call, or the kindness of a stranger."
"The problem with adulthood is that we become jaded. "Oh yes, another great sunset, another fabulous dinner, another birthday present." We can recapture our sense of wonderment at any moment. All it takes is to open our senses and let the world - God's creation come into us anew. And when we come into contact with wonderment we will know thankfulness for the most ordinary extraordinary things in life."
So when's the last time you let the simple things of life surprise you? A sunrise, sunset, the fresh air after the rain, or just looking out across the lake with a hot cup of coffee? I know it seems way too simple, but I really believe if more people took on the wonderment of children, and opened their senses to all that surrounds us, there'd be a lot less difficulty in relationships.
And it really doesn't matter where you live. There's wonderment in every part of the country and world. You don't have to be living on a lake in Alaska. There is great wonderment in every corner of the largest city, rolling farmland, or desert. We just have to open our senses and experience our surroundings. Maybe it's the smile on a face or twinkle in the eye. Perhaps it's the enjoyment of sitting in your man-chair enjoying a cup of coffee, or maybe it's the "In Wonderment" of tasting olives from your fingers!
So until next time, here's to living a life "In Wonderment!"