“We all have a hunger inside for a sense of fulfillment and wonder.” ~ Laurie Beth Jones
How full is your fulfillment and how wonderful is your wonder?
I (Lisa), being a native of Arizona, have often taken the desert for granted. As a child my family would vacation each summer in the South, and I remember how captivated I was by all the trees and lush greenery. I told myself that I would not live in the desert when I grew up – it was too barren and boring.
Well, life kept me in the desert and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I see the desert landscape now, I see unique desert flora, interesting rock formations and mountains, various colors of greens, reds, and oranges. I now see its unique beauty! I see beyond the sand and rock and cactus. I don’t just glance, I wonder.
To wonder takes time – time to stop, pause, engage and look beyond. Are you living life with pause time to wonder and ponder? I have been challenged lately with finding rhythm to my day. It is so easy to get up, get going, get gone, and just glance at life. I am realizing the need to create times to stop and wonder, staying curious and engaged. It’s so easy to let life pass by unnoticed.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Have I lost my sense of wonder?
- What do I need to do to create times to wonder?
- Do I have a rhythm to my life that allows for these times?
- On a scale from wonder-less to wonder–full, where do I land?
Without wonder, life will cease to be a joyful adventure.
We have a great show this week!
Laurie Beth Jones is an internationally recognized best-selling author, speaker, coach, and trainer. You may recognize a couple of her best sellers, Jesus, CEO and The Path. In her most recent release, Jesus, Career Counselor, Jones defines the big difference between a job, a career, and work.
Also joining our show is Sarah Burnett, who leads with Bloom, a dynamic ministry for Church Planters’ Wives. Her husband, Josh, is the Lead Pastor with Revolution Annapolis Church.
Life is wonder-full!