April 12, 2011


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Do You Look with Wonder or Expectation?

It’s easy to fall into patterns in life. Go to work. Go to the gym. Go to the bar. Go to bed. Follow the daily rituals. And it’s easy to develop expectations in our everyday experiences with the world around us.

I do it all the time. So do you.

What I often have to do, is remind myself to look deeply at the world around me. We live in amazing times. We live in an amazing country. We enjoy freedoms that didn’t exist for even the wealthiest of people a mere century ago. The endless chatter surrounding us never really shows that. It shows you what to fear. It shows you what to desire. It shows you what you “deserve”. It rarely shows you what to appreciate.

I’m not going to tell you to go hug a tree, or watch a sunset(although there are a worse things to do), but rather to just take a moment to savor what you are doing right now. Enjoy the company of the people around you. Appreciate the gifts you have been given. This moment won’t ever come again.

Look around you. Don’t you see the wonder?

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