Fri*yay*, Wonder, and Mall Madness

Day #30: 100 Happy Days

Purvee Chauhan

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Credits: Author’s own image

“Wisdom begins in wonder” — Socrates.

Fri*yay* indeed. This very eventful day today started with some news regarding a fabulous plan for an upcoming vacation. Later, I centered myself to get to work. It was easy since I love my job — it is like painting to me. There were little spurts of small fun conversations with my husband, which were all targeted about a hypothetical future. As we were chatting over coffee, I saw a huge cruise ship cross the river that we can see from our apartment. It was huge. I was in awe. I pointed it to my husband and he asked me — You would have seen this ship almost over 100 times now. How can you still be surprised?

And that was true. The same cruise ship crosses once every two weeks and I have seen it too many times to still be in awe. Like a child. The conversation made me reflect on the importance of wonder in everyday life — there’s nothing worth losing your wonder for. We all have an inner child in us and its great it comes up to say hello time and again. And, its so unique. Hand-crafted by the universe specially for you! Of course life happens and we push our inner child behind. We adult. During my reflections, I questioned —

Why do we forget to live in wonder?
How do you learn without wonder?
How do you pay attention to things?

And left myself to wonder again:

Never lose wonder. It is so precious.
Do not miss the wonder-full things in life.

And, maybe when the cruise crosses again in the coming week, it will surface my ‘aha’ again. And hope that this wonder remains forever.

Guess what. I let my inner child resurface as we saw a photo booth at the mall today. Encouraged my husband to click pictures with me. And, there we have them. Cheers to all the wonder we bring to this world!

The events today reminded me of one of the songs I like written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers and recorded by American country music singer Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert. Just sharing it here as I reminder to choose to dance. :)

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Purvee Chauhan

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ The Little Prince