Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wake Up to Surprise

Those forsythia branches that i cut just a week ago are blooming! Yes, i know that's what they're supposed to do, but somehow i'm still surprised to have spring springing in my dining room.

Brother David Steindl-Rast, on his website, tells us to wake up to surprise. Amazement is the first step to gratefulness, and gratitude opens the heart and mind.

It's much easier to just go along in the adult world on autopilot. "Been there. Done that" kills surprise, amazement, and the liveliness of life.

What one thing can you be surprised by, right now?

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1 comment:

  1. I was surprised that my comment was posted on March 19! I'm enjoying your older posts!