We need to pay attention. Really pay attention. Lest we become blind to the awe and wonder that fills our days.Marianne Borg, from the Foreword to Days of Awe and Wonder, by Marcus Borg (p. xii)
I started this book yesterday morning – reading the Foreword written by Borg’s widow Marianne and the Afterword written by Barbara Brown Taylor. I filled up several pages in my journal taking notes. Paying attention to the awe and wonder that fills our days feels like the perfect attitude for May … not only because it fits so well with my OLW – Present, but also because it helps immensely to have that focus & filter to process the local, national, and international news and my own life.
I’ve written before about how finding joy is essential to my faith. and maybe paying attention to see the awe and wonder that fills our/my days is, too. Seeing awe and wonder leads to joy. at least for me.
So this month, I’m going to pay attention. really. I’m going to see that awe and wonder and pause to give thanks.
I’ll start with the rhododendrons I saw on my morning walk. spotted with raindrops from an early morning thunderstorm (that woke us up before 4am) that ended just before my walk.
…I’m also supporting people and organizations that will ensure EVERYone has the same privilege/opportunity I do to find that awe and wonder. and for sure my vote in our Georgia primary is going to continue to reflect that.