Sunday, December 05, 2010

reverb 10, days 4 & 5.

day 4: wonder.
(how did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

In the quiet moments, when I get a chance to sit back and watch my children, I am inspired by how they are amazed by every new thing they stumble upon.  Things I have long taken for granted, that don't even register with me are head turners for them.  Dogs and flowers and pebbles and snails on the sidewalk after the rain - these all merit stopping in their little tracks and having an in depth discussion on whether or not that dog is a nice dog, why don't those flowers smell nice, this pebble is super shiny and uh oh I stepped on that snail, do you think it will be okay?  As much as I blame my kids on the grey hair I assume I have under all my blond highlights, they truly do keep me young at heart and remind me that there is wonder to be found everywhere.

day 5: let go.
(what (or whom) did you let go of this year? why?)

By no means do I have this perfected, but I am working on letting go of worrying about things that are out of my control. That, and trying to be perfect. For a control freak who likes things to be perfect, those are tall orders. But I'm working on them and I think I'm getting better at not trying to control the universe. Today anyway. We'll see how tomorrow goes.