We get born, we grow up, we fall in love, marry, have children, grow old, and all the while we pass through life mostly oblivious. Each one of these events come accompanied by a whole long list of invisible miracles, amazing happenings. Maybe it is simply that we as humans are too small, too fragile to really absorb the awesomeness of life. If we were to really experience each moment as the wonder it is, it would simply be too intense for us as mere mortals to understand. I think it would be like standing on the edge of a high cliff every second of our existence, watching the sunrise lighting up a vast incredibly beautiful valley below while Beethoven's 5th Symphony fills every breath of air around you. It would be too huge for one heart to contain!
This week I had the privilege to watch my daughter at work. She is a teacher and has a class filled with the most adorable four year olds. To watch her and these little miracles each day, had me feeling exactly as the scene I painted in the previous paragraph. I was filled with wonder and awe. The moment was too big to contain, I tried to engrave it on my memory, I tried to relate it to others, but words were too inadequate.
Each little child has been so beautifully and uniquely created, and their eyes sparkled as they took part in each activity with total abandonment. The way their teacher captured their attention using all of her love and talents, left me speechless with admiration. A mundane activity such as counting to twenty became a symphony of its own filled with cadences, crescendos and movement, first soft, then loud, then just a whisper followed by big daddy bear voices. Twenty wonder struck faces tell of a lesson learned never again to be forgotten!
How beautiful life is when we look at the mundane, everyday, ordinary events through eyes of wonder, with eyes that really see, instead of just glacing ahead at the next chore to be done, the next event to be rushed to, just another moment to survive. It is time to spread out our arms and embrace every beautiful and incredible moment, and live!
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