Without Wonder…

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Thought for the Week

To say it’s been a hard year would be a gross understatement. And yet this week Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. In theory. In truth, many will wonder what there is to be thankful for. But they’ll be wondering about the wrong things, wondering about what’s lost, instead of what can never be lost. Pet your dog. Look up at the sky. Touch a “dead” but soon-to-be-reborn tree. Touch your skin. Everyday wonders. Everyday miracles. Every moment of every day of every year–even this one–the universe is filled with wonder. Are we?

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” ~Charlie Chaplin

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” ~Betty Smith

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” ~Walt Whitman

“(When you’re) wondering ‘bout the big things and asking ‘bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.” ~The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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20 Responses to Without Wonder…

  1. trE says:

    Thank you for this, Mitch! Please have a great holiday week! Be safe!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! It made me feel very positive. Take care

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  3. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Mitch.

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  4. For most of my life we’ve been singing “Now Thank We All Our God” at Thanksgiving. But it wasn’t until recently I learned the background of that song. It makes 2020 look like a walk in the park:

    “Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years’ War. The walled city of Eilenburg became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenburg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.” (Wikipedia)

    So … what were we complaining about?

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  5. Just what I needed to hear today!

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  6. Yenner says:

    Really needed this Thankyou

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  7. Life really is about having the right perspective, isn’t it? I appreciate these thoughts, Mitch. I especially like the Charlie Chaplin quote. It reminds me of the Japanese proverb, “You will never see the sun rise by looking in the West.” Blessings.

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  8. Thank you for these much-needed affirmations, Mitch.

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  9. Piano girl says:

    Yes! Thank you. 😊

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  10. revruss1220 says:

    Thank you for this timely reminder of the joy and wonder that is all around… waiting to be noticed and appreciated. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. Lucie says:

    Love your post..hafta say, though, itz been a heck of a challenging year. 😉

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