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It’s a Wonder!

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0401084_20130601-201029_1I recently returned from a trip to southern Africa.  The trip included visiting five countries and, of course, resulted in seeing wondrous things including the people, places and the animals.  The place is so soul-touching it’s a wonder that I even returned home!

Hmm…there’s that familiar phrase…it’s a wonder.

I’ll bet you’ve said it a thousand times.  I know I have and I know I did numerous times during the aforementioned trip.  But, think about the nature and purpose of the phrase, it’s a wonder, for a minute so we can arrive at a mutually relevant point.

The word, wonder, to me at least sounds big and powerful.  I got to thinking about that and realized I wasn’t sure I could really define the word adequately so I looked it up.  After reading one definition, I realized I probably had a pretty good grasp of the word but the formal definition says it so well.  Wonder…”a feeling of amazement and admiration caused by something beautiful, unexpected, or unfamiliar.”  Yup, that says it all regarding my feelings about my African experience.

You’re probably beginning to “wonder” if I’m ever going to make my ultimate point.  Frankly, it’s a wonder you’ve stayed with me this long.  Let’s see if I can make it worth your while.

Every day of your life offers something “beautiful, unexpected, or unfamiliar.”  As a result, it’s a wonder you don’t embrace each day with “amazement and admiration!”  You don’t have to go to Africa to experience that feeling.  All you have to do is make the choice every morning when you awaken to the new day!

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