A ding. A text. And then a picture.
April 9th in Chicago. Will it ever end?
It’s Cub’s home opener; of course.
Sorry , About the snow , Jen.
I wiped the sleep from my eyes. Grabbed my journal. Grabbed my pen.
This weekend was all about wonder…
-My Chicago friends wonder will the snow will stop falling? Ugh!
-Another friend wondered when would God bring a husband into her life.
-Pulling weeds for a service project, my fellow volunteer wondered “Will he text me back?”
-A client wondered “When can I retire?”
-I wondered “are my kids in college happy?”
-Will my book get published?
Why do people go on vacation?
To wonder. What does a Cancun turquoise tide look like? What does a hot dog at Wrigley taste like? What does sweat pouring down your forehead, from hiking Yosemite, feel like?
When and why do we stop wondering?
Yesterday, I peeked over my cup of coffee and witnessed a couple eating breakfast outside a café. Newspapers in front. Not a glance. Not a smile was ever shared. They lost the wonder.
How do we not lose the wonder?
I thought about my week…
I wondered about the purple cauliflower making its way down the conveyor belt in front of me at Trader Joes… is it any good? So what did I do? I asked the bushy eyebrows with wavy hair…he responded convincingly. Yep, I ran back for a bunch.
I wondered if a mountain covered in California poppy really looks like a hillside from the Sound of Music? It does.
I wondered,with leashes intertwined and sand-filled paws flopping around at the beach…why did they choose a Labrador, or a Golden, and why did I choose Kipper, my German Short-haired puppy? We all had our reasons.
Life is a series of wonders.
If we fail to wonder, relationships die. Our joy dies.
As another friend put it. “It’s all in the wonder…the why. The where. The when, God?”
I have learned to wonder and have been known to question and sometimes yell at God but lately before I get out of bed I ask this…
“What do you want me to do today, God?… Because I’ll do it… Tell me.
I am learning to be in the wonder. Stop questioning. But instead enjoy the wonder.
This week as you make your way in world…really see people. Wonder. What makes them happy? What makes them sad? Why do they always sit in that seat on the train? How are they today? Maybe ask them.
Get lost in the wonder. You may surprise yourself and those around you .
“Blessed be the Lord, who alone works wonders.” Psalm 72:19