Today is just going to be a quick post. Life is crazy around here right now (stay tuned for more on that next week), but I wanted to share this thought that has been stuck in my head for a few months now. I first read it in the book 365 Days of Wonder. Have you read Wonder and its companion books? (note: these are affiliate links) Oh my life-changing. If you haven’t, go get it from your library right now (or get on the ridiculously long wait list so you can read it in a couple months, which was my experience…but a long wait list means a good book, right?)
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about the core message of this little nugget of a sentence. I think so often we focus outside of ourselves, looking for the next great whatever…fashion tip to make us beautiful, health tip to give us more energy, book to give us the answers to our problems, etc. We travel the world to see the seven wonders, or read up on what celebrities are doing in their “wonder”ful, glamorous lives.
I think we too often forget, though, how wonderful we are as individuals. I don’t mean that in a narcissistic, stare-at-yourself-in-the-mirror way. I mean it in the sense that we each have innate value and beauty, and we too often try to determine our value by external things…our careers, our financial situations, our physical appearance, how many Facebook likes our most recent post got, or any number of other things.
This quote helps remind me that none of that really matters. Even if everything was stripped away, I would still be a human being…worthy of love and capable of just about anything. We carry within us the ability to create…art, our futures, and even life itself. That is pretty wonder-ful.
So, take a moment today and consider the wonder within you.
Happy Friday, all!
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